city, Pondicherry union territory, an enclave on the Coromandel Coast within eastern Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India, near the mouth of the Arasalar River. The chief city of the Karaikal territory and a former French colony in India, it is in the fertile Cauvery River delta, the most important rice-growing area of Tamil Nadu.

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