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)

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.