Yanam is one of the regions in the Union Territory of Puducherry. which is 870 Kms away from it. It is situated on the East Coast of the Indian Peninsula at 16 degrees 42′ northern latitude, and between 82 degree 11′ Eastern longitude bounded on all sides by the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh State.
The town of Yanam lies on the spot where the River Coringa(Atreya) branches off from Gauthami into two parts. The entire region, consisting of Yanam town and six villages is treated as Municipality for purposes of local administration. The region, which covers an area of 30.0 Sq.KM, has a population of 31,362 according to the 2001 census. The region is bounded on the east and south by river Gauthami Godavari river which discharges itself into Bay of bengal after flowing almost 14 Kms towards east from Yanam.