Does Pondicherry belong to France?

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Did India belong to France?

They were de facto incorporated into the Republic of India in 1950 and 1954.

French India.

French Settlements in India Établissements français dans l’Inde
Status Colony of France (1664–1946) Overseas Territory of France(1946–1954)
Capital Pondichéry

When did France lose Pondicherry?

A British force besieged the French-controlled port of Pondicherry (now Puducherry) in August 1778, which capitulated after ten weeks of siege.

Siege of Pondicherry (1778)

Siege of Pondicherry
1,500 British regulars 9,000 or more sepoys 700 French regulars 400–600 sepoys
Casualties and losses

Who gave Pondicherry to French?

François Martin (1634–31 December 1706) was the first Governor General of Pondicherry. In 1673, Sher Khan Lodi, the governor of Valokondapuranam under the sultan of Bijapur granted Francois martin, director of the Masulipatnam, a site for a settlement. He founded Pondicherry, the future capital of French India in 1674.

Why is French spoken in Puducherry?

Answer: because before independence many french colonies situated in certain parts of india like Goa Puducherry etc and rule it. and now they are citizen as indian. … so pondicherry people know french.

Did the French occupy India?

The French were late by six decades in India. As with other European colonists — British and the Dutch, the French too started their colonisation through commercial activities. … The French settlement in India began in 1673 with the purchase of land at Chandernagore from the Mughal Governor of Bengal.

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Why was Pondicherry renamed as Puducherry?

Puducherry was the original Tamil name for the area before the French made it Pondicherry. Chennai: The government has changed the name of its former French-ruled territory of Pondicherry to Puducherry to reflect the indigenous history of the region, officials said on Wednesday.