What was the capital of the French colonies?
France began to establish colonies in North America, the Caribbean and India in the 17th century but lost most of its possessions following its defeat in the Seven Years’ War.
French colonial empire.
|French colonial empire Empire colonial français|
Where did the French have their capital in India?
Exploring Pondicherry, the French Capital of India.
Which was the first French colony in India?
The first French factory in India was established at Surat in 1668 and later one at Machillipatnam. But they were driven out by the Dutch and the British by 1720. The French settlement in India began in 1673 with the purchase of land at Chandernagore from the Mughal Governor of Bengal.
Where is French India?
They were de facto incorporated into the Republic of India in 1950 and 1954. The enclaves were Pondichéry, Karikal, Yanaon (Andhra Pradesh) on the Coromandel Coast, Mahé on the Malabar Coast and Chandernagor in Bengal.
|French Settlements in India Établissements français dans l’Inde|
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What is the capital India?
How many French colonies were in India?
These five French colonies are Pondicherry, Karaikal in Tamil Nadu and Yanaon in Andhra Pradesh on the Coromandel Coast, Mahe in Kerala on the Malabar Coast and Chandernagore in West Bengal.