Yanam district

district of Puducherry, India

Yanam district is one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Yanam district
యానం జిల్లా
Puducherry Map.svg
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
 • Total55,616
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Yanam is a small territory of just 20 km2.[1] It is in Andhra Pradesh. But Yanam district, Mahe district, Karaikal district and Puducherry district comes under Puducherry Union territory, as they were French colonies up to 1954.

Yanam is surrounded by the district of East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh. Yanam district consists of 7 revenue villages and a town. Yanam is a town as well as the district headquarters. The other villages are Agraharam, Darialatippa, Farampeta, Guerempeta, Kanakalapeta, Kurasampeta and Mettakur. The total population of the district is just 55,616, roughly equal to the population of Greenland.[2]


  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. pp. 1222. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.