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Mahé district

Mahé District
District of Puducherry
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Mahé District is located in Kerala
Mahé District
Mahé District
Location in India
Mahé District is located in India
Mahé District
Mahé District
Mahé District (India)
Coordinates: 11°42′N 75°32′E / 11.700°N 75.533°E / 11.700; 75.533
Country India
StatePuducherry
DistrictMahé
Population
 (2011)
 • Total41,816
Languages
 • OfficialTamil, English
 • Additional/CulturalFrench
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPY-03
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Mahé district (also spelled Mahe District, French: District de Mahé) is one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry in India. It consists of the whole of the Mahé region.[1] Mahé is the smallest district of India by size.[2] The total area of Mahé District is surrounded by North Malabar of Kerala State. Three sides by Kannur District and one side by Kozhikode District. In fact, geographically Mahé District is part of North Malabar.

It is the sixth least populous district in the country (out of 731).[3]

Geography

Mahé district occupies an area of 8.69 square kilometres (3.36 sq mi).[4][5]

Taluks

  1. Mahé
  2. Cherukallayi
  3. Palloor
  4. Pandakkal

Demographics

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According to the 2011 census Mahé district has a population of 41,816,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Liechtenstein.[6] This gives it a ranking of 635th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 4,659 inhabitants per square kilometre (12,070/sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.86%.[3] Mahé has a sex ratio of 1,176 females for every 1,000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 98.35%.[3]

Religion

Religion in Mahe district(2011)

  Hinduism (66.82%)
  Islam (30.74%)
  Christianity (2.29%)
  Other or none (0.55%)

Hinduism is the majority religion in Mahe district.Muslims forms significant minority.

Sri Puthalam Bhagavathy Temple in Mahe is an ancient historic temple of Bhagavathi.The legend of the temple relates the events that occurred during the conflict between the French and Indian armies.[7]There is a historic St.Theresa Church in Mahe district.It was constructed by the Christian missionary Ignatius A.S. Hippolytes on 1757 as a part of Mahe Mission.[8]

Tourism

Mooppenkunnu(Hillock)

The Mooppenkunnu is a Hillock. It is a Heritage picnic spot in Mahe district.There are pavements to walk, benches to rest and a restroom facility for the tourists.The hillock contains the historic Light House and is a famous sunset view point.[9]

Walkway

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The walkway on the banks of Mahé River is a major tourist attraction.The walkway surrounds around the landscape of the Mahe town. The Walkway has park benches to relax and enjoy the beauty of Mahe River.[10]

Azhimukham

Azhimukham is the estuary of Mahé River and the Arabian Sea.There is a small Tagore Park situated here.Recently there has been a reconstruction which added a 2 km walkway along the bank of river from the estuary towards Mahe Bridge.[11]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Mahe District official website
  2. ^ title = District census 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ [mahe.gov.in]
  5. ^ 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. p. 1222. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. 212 Liechtenstein 35,236 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ [mahe.gov.in]
  8. ^ [mahe.gov.in]
  9. ^ [mahe.gov.in]
  10. ^ [mahe.gov.in]
  11. ^ [mahe.gov.in]