Mahe is the smallest district in India. It has an area of 9 sq. km. Mahe is geographically located in the state of Kerala, where as administratively it comes under the control of Union Territory of Pondicherry. Mahe has the official name of Mayyazhi in the local Malayalam language.
Mahe has a population of about 36,000 according to the 2001 census. The
population density of the town is 4091 per sq. km. Males constitute 47%
of the population and females 53%. Mahe has an average literacy rate of
85%. Mahe has two members in the Pondicherry Legislative Assembly,
representing Mahe and Palloor.