City the Earth Needs

Vision of the City

Auroville, sometimes referred to as "The City of Dawn" is conceived for 50,000 inhabitants from around the world. At the centre stands the Matrimandir, the "soul of the city", a place for individual silent concentration, in an oval shaped Peace Area surrounded by a lake. Radiating out beyond the lake are four Zones - the Industrial (north), Cultural (north east), Residential (south/south west) and International (west) - each focusing on an important aspect of the town's life. Surrounding the township will be a Green Belt consisting of forested areas, farms and sanctuaries. 

  • A City with Soul

  • A City for Seekers

  • A City for Karmayoga

Overview
Planned Population
50000
City Diameter
2.5km
Diameter with Green Belt
5km
Founded
1968
Current Residents
3300
Current Nationalities
60

Birthing a New World

Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. (The Mother)