Important constituencies of Puducherry

A look at some of the constituencies of Puducherry.

Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 16:07 PM IST


Villianur is located to the west of Pondicherry on the Pondicherry - Villupuram main road at a distance of 9.5 Km from Pondicherry. Villianur is the headquarters of Villianur Commune Panchayat.


Ozhukarai is a city, a municipality and a taluk in Puducherry district. The enclaves of Kalapet and Alankuppam are parts of Ozhukarai municipality. As per 2001 India census, Ozhukarai had a population of 217,623. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ozhukarai has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 71%.

Karaikal North and Karaikal South

Karaikal is a city and a municipality in Karaikal district of Puducherry. The name Karaikal is a combination of two words `Karai` and `Kal`. Both the words ‘Karai and `Kal` have several meanings, of which the more acceptable ones are `lime mix` and `canal` respectively. Hence it has been suggested that the name may mean a canal built of lime mix. However, no trace of such a canal is evident now. Karaikal town about 16 km north of Nagappattinam and 9 km south of Tarangambadi is the regional headquarters. Karaikal port is a new deep sea water port being constructed in Vanjore, Karaikal. As of 2001 India census, Karaikal town had a population of 105,333. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%.