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ˌpɒn dɪˈtʃɛr i, -ˈʃɛr i; pɔ̃ di ʃeɪˈriPONDICHERRY

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  1. Pondicherry(ProperNoun)

    Former name of Puducherry - a union territory in southern India.

  2. Pondicherry(ProperNoun)

    Former name of capital of the union territory of Puducherry.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pondicherry

    a small French colony on the E. coast of India, 53 m. S. of Madras; was first occupied in 1674. It was captured by the Dutch in 1693, and by the English successively in 1761, 1778, and 1793, but on each occasion restored. The capital, Pondicherry (41), is the capital of the French possessions in India; has handsome tree-lined streets, government buildings, college, lighthouse, cotton mills, and dye-works. The harbour is an open roadstead; trade is small, the chief export oil seeds.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pondicherry

    A maritime town, and the capital of the French settlements in India, on the Coromandel coast, 83 miles south-southwest from Madras. Pondicherry was first settled by the French in 1674, they having purchased the town two years before from the rajah of Bejapoor. The Dutch took the town in 1693; but by the treaty of Ryswick it was restored to the French in 1697. In 1748 it was besieged by the English under Admiral Boscawen, who, two months later, was compelled to raise the siege. In 1758, Count de Lally became governor-general, and attacked the English settlement of Fort St. David, which surrendered, and was totally destroyed. In 1761 it was taken by the English, under Col. Coote. By the peace of Paris, Pondicherry was restored to the French in 1763 with reduced territory. It was again taken by the English under Sir Hector Monro in 1778, and restored in 1783. In 1793 the English again repossessed themselves of Pondicherry, but the treaty of Amiens in 1802 again restored it, but only till the following year. From this time it was held by the English till, by the treaties of 1814 and 1815, it was for the last time restored to France, reduced to the narrow limits assigned by the treaty of 1783.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PONDICHERRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PONDICHERRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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