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KaraikalPuducherry • India
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Located 132 km south of the city of Pondicherry, Karaikal is known for its rich religious heritage, and is a destination for those seeking leisure and serenity. The town boasts a harmonious society comprising of Hindus, Muslims, Christians and people of other religious persuations. Tamil is the predominant native language of the people. As the area was formerly a French possession, the French language is also found, especially among the elder generation.
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Karaikal had a population of 74,333. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Karaikal has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Karaikal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
 See also
- French India
- French colonial empire
- French East India Company
- Municipal Administration in French India
- Causes for Liberation of French colonies in India
|Union Territory of Puducherry [ ]
Puducherry Topics | History | Economy | Geography | Culture | Tourism
|Districts||Puducherry • Karaikal • Mahe • Yanam|
|Major Towns||Puducherry • Karaikal • Mahe • Yanam|
|Languages||French • Tamil • Malayalam •Telugu|