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Why is Pondicherry French?

Why is Pondicherry French?

In 1674 the Governor of “La Compagnie française des Indes orientales” (French East India Company) François Martin, set up a trading centre at Pondicherry and this outpost eventually became the chief French settlement in India. Wars were raged among the European companies for their share of trade with India.

Which was the capital of French in India?

During the Seven Years’ War (1756–63) between France and England, the French were defeated, and Pondicherry, the capital of French India, was captured in 1761.

When did French left Pondicherry?

De facto transfer of the four remaining French possessions to the Union of India took place on Nov. 1, 1954, and de jure transfer was completed on May 28, 1956. Instruments of ratification were signed on Aug. 16, 1962, from which date Pondicherry, consisting of the four enclaves, became a union territory.

Where do most French speakers live?

Although the overwhelming majority of French speakers are in Europe, Africa and North America, there are also pockets of speakers in Asia, the Middle East, South America and Oceania. French Guiana in South America borders northern Brazil and is technically a department of France.

When did France leave India?

French India

French Settlements in India Établissements français dans l’Inde
Legislature Representative Assembly of French India
Historical era Imperialism
• First French East India Company Commissioner of Surat 1684
• De facto transfer 1 November 1954

Which is the capital of Puducherry?

Puducherry (union territory)

Capital and Largest city Pondicherry
Districts 4
• Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan (additional charge)

Did the French rule 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 India.

French Settlements in India Établissements français dans l’Inde
Today part of India

Which is the third capital of India?

New Delhi
Country India
Union territory Delhi
Established 1911
Inaugurated 1931

When did Portugal leave India?

19 December 1961
Goa on India’s western coast was freed from Portuguese rule on 19 December 1961, more than four centuries after it was colonised. The fight for freedom began in the 1940s as India inched closer to independence from British rule.

How much of Quebec speaks French?

French is the first official language spoken for 22.8% of the population. The majority of Francophones (85.4%) live in Quebec and over 1 million live in other regions of the country.

What is the 2nd largest French speaking city in the world?

Global Status Kinshasa is the world’s second largest French speaking city, after Paris, and before Montreal and Brussels.

Did France ever rule India?

What province speaks French?

French is one of the two official languages in Canada. Although French can be spoken by a significant number of people in all the provinces and territories of Canada, Quebec is the only province where majority of the population speaks French.

Where are the French establishments located in India?

The French establishments of India are all located in the Indian peninsula. These establishments are. On the Coramandel coast, Pondichéry and its territory comprising districts of Pondichéry, Villenour and Bahour; Karikal and its dependent maganams, or districts.

When did France return its territory to India?

The remaining territories of French India were returned to India in 1962, when the French Parliament signed a treaty with India. The establishments of the French in India can be divided into five basic categories depending upon the regions.

Which is the smallest French speaking province in Canada?

Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbus, and Newfoundland have the smallest populations of French speakers with less than 1% of their population speaking French.

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Ruth Doyle