Puducherry district , formerly Pondicherry district is one of the four districts of the union territory of Puducherry in southern India. The district occupies an area of 290 square kilometres (110 sq mi), spread over 11 non-contiguous enclaves lying on or near the Bay of Bengal within a compact area in the state of Tamil Nadu. According to the 2011 census, the district has a population of 946,600.

Puducherry’s population, 946,600, is roughly equal to that of the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware.This gives it a ranking of 460th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 3,231 inhabitants per square kilometre (8,370/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 28.73%.Puducherry has a sex ratio of 1,031 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 86.13%.