YANAON, or YANAM, a French settlement in India, near the mouth of the river Godavari, within the Godavari district of Madras. It is situated in 16 44' N. and 82 13' E.; area, S sq. m.; pop. (1901) 5005. Yanaon was founded about 1750, and followed the vicissitudes of French history in S. India. It was finally restored to the French by the treaty of 1815.
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