Population of Puducherry 2021 | Districts in Puducherry

Population of Puducherry 2021

Puducherry earlier Pondicherry is a union territory in the southern part of India. It was formed out of four territories of former French India, namely Pondichéry, Karikal (Karaikal), Mahé and Yanaon (Yanam). Its the 29th most populous and the third most densely populated of the states and union territories of India. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Puducherry  in 2011 is 1,247,953 (12.48 Lakhs)

Puducherry Population 2011-2021

Puducherry has a population growth rate during 2011-2021 of 13.27%. Its estimated population in 2021 is 15.71 Lakhs* an increase of around 2.23 Lakhs from 2011.

Population of Puducherry  in 2021 – 15.71 lakhs (Approx)

Puducherry Census 2011
Total Population 1,247,953 (12.48 Lakhs)
Male Population 612,511
Female Population 635,442
Total Area 483 km2 
Area Rank 34th
Population Density 2900/km2
Population Rank 29th
Average Literacy (%) 85.8%
Sex Ratio 1037
Capital City Pondicherry
Formation 16 August 1962

Source: Census 2011 & UIAI for 2021 Estimates

Puducherry Population by Religion 2021

Puducherry has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 12.48 lakhs population, around 10.90 Lakhs (87.30%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 78.5 thousand (6.29%) as Christians and 75.5 thousand (6.05%) as Muslims. In addition 0.17% Stated as no religion & 0.18% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Puducherry by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu1089409
2Christian78550
3Muslim75556
4Jain1400
5Buddhist451
6Sikh297
7Other religions and persuasions168
8Religion not stated2122
 Total1247953

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Puducherry by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu1089409
2Christian78550
3Muslim75556
4Jain1400
5Buddhist451
6Sikh297
7Other religions and persuasions168
8Religion not stated2122
 Total1247953

Source: Census 2011

Top Cities in Puducherry by Population

  • Ozhukarai
  • Puducherry

Districts in Puducherry

As of 2021, there are 4 Districts in Puducherry.

  • Karaikal 
  • Mahé 
  • Puducherry 
  • Yanam 

Source: Census 2011