Daman and Diu


Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu
दमन और दीव
દમણ અને દીવ
दमण आणि दीव
Damão e Diu
—  union territory  —
Location of Daman and Diu
दमन और दीव
દમણ અને દીવ
दमण आणि दीव
Damão e Diu
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
District(s) 2
Established 1987-05-30
Capital Daman
Administrator Shri Satya Gopal, IAS
Population

Density

242,911 (6th(among u.t.))

2,169 /km2 (5,618 /sq mi)

HDI (2005) increase
0.754 (medium
Official languages Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area 112 km2 (43 sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 IN-DD

Daman and Diu (Hindi: दमन और दीव, Gujarati: દમણ અને દીવ, Marathi: दमण आणि दीव, Portuguese: Damão e Diu) is a union territory in India.

For over 450 years, the coastal enclaves of Daman and Diu on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman, and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India on 19 December 1961, by military conquest; Portugal did not recognize the Indian annexation of these territories until 1974. Goa, Daman, and Diu were administered as part of a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory; each enclave constitutes one of the union territory's two districts.

Marathi, Gujarati and English are the official[1] and main languages.[2][3] The use of Portuguese goes on declining because it is no longer official nor taught at school, though a number of elderly people can still understand it, some even preferring it for discourse at home. In addition to standard Portuguese, there are two also shrinking Portuguese-based creole languages in Daman (known as Língua da Casa, "Home Language") and Diu (Língua dos Velhos, "Elders' Language"). English is increasingly accepted for official purposes.

St. Paul's Church in Diu

Contents

Districts

  • Diu District, an area of 40 km². The main settlement is the town of Diu.
  • Daman District, an area of 28 sq mi or 72 km². The main settlement is the city of Daman.

Economy

Daman and Diu's gross state domestic product for 2005 is estimated at $156 million in current prices.

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