Diu district

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Diu district (Portuguese: Distrito de Diu) is one of the two districts of the union territory of Daman and Diu of India. It is the ninth least populous district in the country (out of 640).[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Diu district occupies an area of 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi),[2]

It consists of Diu Island and a part on the mainland (the Ghoghla peninsula). 20 km East of Diu Island, is the village of Simbor.

Diu Island[change | change source]

Diu Island is the place where the town of Diu is located. Diu Fort is also located on Diu Island.

Mainland[change | change source]

The area on the mainland borders Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. It contains the village of Ghoghla.

The village lies on the mainland opposite the eastern end of the island .

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census Diu district has a population of 52,056,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.[3] This gives it a ranking of 631st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 1,301 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,370/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.73%.[1] Diu has a sex ratio of 1030 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 83.36%.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Daman and Diu: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. p. 1216. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison: Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Saint Kitts and Nevis 50,314 July 2011 est.

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