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Talk:Pondicherry (union territory)

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Pondicherry is a city with 4 districts

So, what's the scoop? --Evan 15:47, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)

(edit clash) Do we really need stuff broken into "enclaves"? Is this a useful distinction for most travellers and will there really be travel information for each of the? Majnoona 15:48, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)
Well, I think the fact that the 4 clusters -- let's call them "cities" for now -- are hundreds of miles apart would argue for having separate articles for them. --Evan 16:14, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)

It's even more complicated: (look at here for a good map) Pondicherry is the capital of the union territory with the same name. This union territory consists of 15 separate enclaves. A group of 11 of them is known as "Puduchcheri" (which is also the Indian name of the city), and is located within Tamil Nadu. Another one is known as Karaikal, and is also situated within TN. Another enclave (Yanan) is situated a lot further north, within the state of Andhra Pradesh. 2 more lie on India's West coast, within Kerala, and are known as Mahe. So talking about Pondicherry is a bit ambiguous: do you mean the town or the territory, and which part of it? Maybe Evan's idea would be simpler... Akubra 15:59, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)

PS:If we decide another way to deal with this, I'll clean it up as soon as possible. Akubra 16:09, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)

PS2:Maybe I shouldn't edit when I'm tired... Akubra 16:12, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)

Wow. That's really complicated! Outside of administrative issues, though, it still seems to me that Pondicherry (union territory) is made up of 4 towns widely distributed across 3 states. I'd probably say that the towns in the other states should show up in those states' hierarchy, also...
Also, I realize that Puduchcheri is the local name, but I'm pretty sure that Pondicherry (city) is the right name for it. --Evan 16:13, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)



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