The Coasts Of Daman And Diu

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The Coasts Of Daman And Diu

Daman and Diu is a Union Territory of India which has a brief history of about 450 years. It is located on the Arabian Sea coast where part of it is the Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Portuguese, Marathi and Gujrathi are the official main languages. Daman and Diu reveals the topographical and historical features of the union territory. It is the second smallest union territory of the country, second only to Lakshadweep. Initially a part of Goa, Daman and Diu achieved its independent status of a union territory in the year 1987. The two regions are bordered by the state of Gujarat. The small island of Diu is located near Junagadh which is part of the Saurashtra Peninsula. It is joined by a creek to the state of Gujarat. The region of Daman is located near Surat which is part of the state of Gujarat.

The union territory of is spread over an area of 112 square kilometers. The union territory is divided into two districts. History of Daman and Diu reveals emergence of the region as an important political unit along with Goa. The region gained popularity after independence from the colonial regime of the Portuguese. The two districts remained a part of Goa till the year 1987 when Goa acceded to the Union of India and Daman and Diu became the union territory.
Daman and Diu is the second smallest union territory. The twin islands have majestic forts, sandy beaches and churches which can grab attention here. The Diu port is surrounded by water on three sides. It is an important port as it was built after the Mughal Emperor with the help of the Portuguese. It has a beautiful sea view and speaks a lot of the Portuguese defense in the earlier times.

Nagao beach is a shoe shaped beach which has an appealing serene beauty. It is a hub of various motor sports. The Fort De Mar is familiarly known as Fortress of Panikot. It is believed to be as old as the St. Thomas Church.The Union Territories of Daman Diu & Dardra Nagar Haveli are fast developing into a modern and beautiful belt for Industry and Tourism. Besides being ideally located and well connected, these UTs offer entrepreneurs and industrialists excellent incentives and motivation to set up their base here. It is a budding tourist destination. It experiences a cool climate all the year around with the breeze from the Arabian Sea.The nearest international airport is Mumbai which is 193 kilometers away and it provides frequent planes through which commuting is made easy. We can travel by rail as well.



 

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This article was published on 2012/02/23