Yanam district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Yanam.
Yanam district
యానం జిల్లా
Puducherry Map.svg
Nickname(s): French Yanam
Yanam district is located in India
Yanam district
Yanam district
Coordinates: 16°44′00″N 82°15′00″E / 16.73333°N 82.25000°E / 16.73333; 82.25000Coordinates: 16°44′00″N 82°15′00″E / 16.73333°N 82.25000°E / 16.73333; 82.25000
Country  India
State Puducherry
Headquarters Yanam
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,616
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration PY

Yanam district is one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry in India.


Yanam district occupies an area of 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi),[1]

It is located south of Kakinada port on the north bank of Godavari river slightly inland at 16.73 N latitude and 82.21 E longitude. It is surrounded by East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Revenue villages[edit]

Apart from the town of Yanam itself, the following villages fall under the district's jurisdiction:

  • Agraharam
  • Darialatippa
  • Farampeta
  • Guerempeta
  • Kanakalapeta
  • Kurasampeta
  • Mettakur


According to the 2011 census Yanam district has a population of 55,616,[2] roughly equal to the island of Greenland.[3] This gives it a ranking of 629th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 3,272 inhabitants per square kilometre (8,470/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 77.15%.[2] Yanam has a sex ratio of 1039 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 80.26%.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Pondicherry: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. p. 1222. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Greenland, 57,670, July 2011 est.