Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu within India
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu within India
Coordinates: 20°25′N 72°50′E / 20.42°N 72.83°E / 20.42; 72.83Coordinates: 20°25′N 72°50′E / 20.42°N 72.83°E / 20.42; 72.83
Country India
Established26 January 2020[1]
CapitalDaman[2]
Area
 • Total603 km2 (233 sq mi)
Area rank33rd
Population
 (2011)
 • Total585,764
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English[3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
No. of districts3
Largest CitySilvassa

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DNHDD) is a union territory in western India.[4][5] The population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu is 585,764 (2011 census), and the union territory covers an area of 603 sq km. It was created through the merger of the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The Government of India announced plans to merge the territories in July 2019. The necessary law was passed in the Parliament of India in December 2019, and the territories merged on 26 January 2020.[6][7]

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

Dadra and Nagar Haveli was occupied by the Portuguese in June, 1783. Residents of Dadra and Nagar Haveli got themselves liberated from Portuguese rule on August 2, 1954. From, 1954 to 1961, the territory was administered by a citizen’s council called the Varishta Panchayat of Free Dadra and Nagar Haveli. In 1961, it was merged with the Republic of India and made a Union Territory.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Data" (PDF). egazette.nic.in. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. "Daman to be Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu UTs capital". 23 January 2020.
  3. "Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu – Overview, Geography, Education, Economy, Language". Embibe Indian States. The official languages of the union territories are Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi and English.
  4. 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.
  5. "Data" (PDF). egazette.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  6. "Govt plans to merge 2 UTs -- Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli".
  7. "Data" (PDF). 164.100.47.4. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  8. "Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli to be one Union Territory from January 26". The Hindu. 2019-12-19. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-10-22.