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About State

Daman and Diu, a union territory in west India, consists of 2 separate areas divided by the Arabian Sea. The Daman Ganga River flows through the coastal town of Daman. Diu is a small island and mainland village. The Fort of Moti Daman, Diu Fort, and 16th-century churches reflect the territory’s past as a Portuguese colony. In the town of Moti Daman, the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church is known for its gilt altarpiece.


For over 450 years, the coastal enclaves of Daman (Portuguese: Damão) 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 December 19, 1961, by military conquest. Portugal did not recognize the Indian annexation of these territories until 1974.  when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory.


The Daman Ganga River flows through the coastal town of Daman. Diu is a small island and mainland village. Daman and Diu are approximately 650 kilometers away from each other by road. U.T. of Daman and Diu comprises two districts namely Daman and Diu. Both Districts are situated on the western coast of India at a distance of about 700 km. Daman is the head Quarter of this U.T.


According to the Constitution of India, Administration of Daman and Diu is carried out by an Administrator, appointed by the President of India as an agent of the President, not a head of state/government or a governor. Previously, this post was held by Shri B. S. Bhalla, IAS officer (1990 batch). He was assisted by a number of other officers in carrying out his duty.

Major Cities

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.

About Citizen

The Catholics are pastorally served by the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, which has its see in Goa and is the primatial see of all India. Gujarati is the mother tongue of most the territory’s population, as they belong to the Gujarati-speaking Damaniya sub-caste. Along with Gujarati, Konkani, Hindi, and English are all official languages.


Daman and Diu Economy depends on the agricultural, fishing, industrial, tourism, and cottage industry sectors. The gross domestic product of Daman and Diu amounted to US$ 156 million in 2004. The Economy of Daman and Diu depends to a very large extend in the agricultural sector.


In Daman, the most popular schools are Institute of Our Lady of Fátima located in Moti Daman; Coast Guard Public School in Nani Daman; Sarvajanik Vidyalaya in Nani Daman; Shri Macchi Mahajan High School in Nani Daman; and other government institutions. There is also Daman College which has most of the educational facilities.


The cultural life of Daman and Diu represents a blend of European, tribal and Indian elements. The festivals and fairs of the region are celebrated with pomp and grandeur. Music and dance are integral parts of the socio-cultural life of Daman and Diu.


The traditional economy of Daman relies mainly on fishing and marine products. About 20% of the population depends upon marine fishing. The other important activity is trade and business. Tourism is another
important industry that has come up a big way in the last few years. The administration of Daman is activity encouraging the development of this industry. To meet the financial need of Daman District, a large number of banks are functioning under the Lead Bank Scheme of SBI has been assigned the Role of Coordination
the activities of various financial institutions. Union Territory of Daman offers good scope for entrepreneurs to establish new industrial units for manufacturing various products. The industries suggested based on resources available in the area. Industrial requirements and items based on consumer and institutional demand. The objective of rural dispersal of industries to mobilize local resources has been kept in view while suggesting the

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