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Yanam (French: Yanaon) is a town in the Indian union territory of Puducherry, located in Yanam district, which forms a 30 km² enclave in the district of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of 32,000, most of whom speak Telugu. For 200 years it was a French colony, and, though united with India in 1954, is still sometimes known as French Yanam. It possesses a blend of French and Telugu culture prevailing in Andhra Pradesh. During French rule, the Tuesday market (mangalavaram santa) at Yanam was popular among Telugu people in the Madras Presidency who visited Yanam to buy foreign and smuggled goods during Yanam People's Festival, which is held in January. Also, after implementation of the Sarda Act in British India in 1929, Telugu people came to Yanam to conduct child marriages, which remained legal under the French administration. In 1936, Yanam's population was 5,220.

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Looking for travel information about Yanam? Explore the best travel advice on Yanam, India. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Vishakhapatnam, India. Take a short trip from Yanam and set some time aside to explore the Vishakhapatnam. Dotted with places like Sub-marine Museum, Borra Caves, Araku Valley; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Yanam, you'll have to take a flight to Vishakhapatnam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Yanam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yanam

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    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Living in Yanam - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 20.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 120 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 20.36 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 31.14 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.91 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yanam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yanam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 19.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 36.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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