Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, (DNHDD); is a union territory in western India.[1][2] It was created through the merger of the erstwhile union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Plans for the proposed merger were announced by the Government of India in July 2019. The necessary legislation was passed in the Parliament of India in December 2019 and came into effect on 26 January 2020.[3][4]

The territory is made up of four separate geographical entities Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman and the island of Diu.

All four areas were part of Portuguese India and came under Indian administration in the mid 20th century.

References[change | change source]

  1. Dutta, Amrita Nayak (10 July 2019). "There will be one UT less as Modi govt plans to merge Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu". Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  2. "Data" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  3. "Govt plans to merge 2 UTs -- Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli".
  4. "Data" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-06-09.