Place:Karaikal, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India


Alt namesKaraikkalsource: Wikipedia
Karikalsource: Wikipedia
TypeCity or town
Located inNagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Karaikal (kāraikkāl) is a major port town of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. This is the birthplace of Karaikal Ammaiyar.

The French government acquired Karaikal in 1674 and held control, with occasional interruption from the British and Dutch, until 1954 (de jure in 1956), when it was incorporated into the Indian Union along with the rest of French India.

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