Karaikal North and Karaikal South
Important constituencies of Puducherry
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 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%.