Yanam is one of the regions in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. which is 870 Kms from it. It is situated on the East Coast of the Indian Peninsula between 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 Koringa (Atreya) branches off from Gauthami into two parts. The entire region, consisting of Yanam town and six villages is treated as a Muncipality for purposes of local administration. the region which covers an area of 30.0 sq.m has a population of 20,297 according to the 1991 census.

The region is bounded on the East and South by river Gowthami Godavari which discharges itself into Bay of bengal after flowing almost 14 kms. towards south east from Yanam.