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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Yanam or Yanaon is a district of the Union territory of Pondicherry and a town in that district. Yanam has some 300 years of history and is well known as French Yanam even now although it was transferred to India in 1954. It forms a 30 square kilometers enclave in the district of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of 32,000, most of whom speak Telugu and, to a very small extent, Tamil. Yanam was a unique blend of French and Telugu culture prevailing Andhra Pradesh. During French rule, Tuesday market at Yanam was very popular among nearby Telugu people in Madras Presidency who used to visit inorder to buy foreign and smuggled goods. The district lies in the delta of Godavari River, the town is situated where the river meets its tributary Koringa River, 9 kilometers from the Bay of Bengal in the Coromandel Coast. As of 2001 India India, Yanam had a population of 31,362.
 
Yanam has a mixed culture of French and Dravidian. People of Yanam are more polite and respectable. The people of Yanam are very generous and well cultured. Yanam has got a very beautiful view. It is covered withful of coconut trees. We can have fresh iodinised air since it is located over the banks of the Gauthami Godavari River. Humidity is high in this region. This river Gauthami Godavari is one of the main branches of the river Godavari. It enters the Bay of Bengal after crossing around 12 kilometers.

The Venkanna Babu Festival will be celebrated in the month of March every year by the people of Yanam in very grand manner. The festival will be continued for one month. History of Ratham which includes the Ratham was built in 1950 by the then Committee under then Assemblee Representative, Kanakala Tatayya Naidou. A famous Vishnu Temple is present in the Vishnalayam street of Yanam named Alivelu Manga Sametha Shri Venkateswara Alayam. The monument of the Catholic French rulers is the remembrance of the French Rulers is linked with this church.

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