| Daman and Diu
Geographical Area : 112
Population in 2001 : 1 58 204
Estimated population in 2025 : 4 43 000
Provisional Numbers in Census 2011
Daman & Diu population as percentage of India : 0.02%
Population in 2011 : 2 42 911
Males 1 50 100
Females 92 811
Sex ratio : 618
Under 6 Sex ratio : 909
Number of Districts : 2
Number of habitated villages : 23
History and Geography
Daman and Diu along with Goa was a colony held by the Portuguese,
even after the Independence. In 1961, it was made an integral part
of India. After conferring statehood on Goa on 30 May, 1987, Daman
and Diu was made a separate Union Territory. Daman lies about 193
km away from Mumbai. It is bound on the east by Gujarat, on the
west by the Arabian Sea, on the north by the Kolak River, and on
the south by Kalai river. The neighbouring district of Daman is
Valsad in Gujarat. Diu is an island connected by two bridges. The
neighbouring district of Diu is Junagadh of Gujarat.
Agriculture and Irrigation
Total irrigated area is 393.93 h.a. and un-irrigated area is 3304.73
hectares as per the Agricultural Census 2000-01. In 2000-01 the
net area under cultivation was 3375.65 h.a. Important field and
garden crops are paddy, ragi, bajra, jowar, groundnut, pulses and
beans, wheat, banana, sapota, mango, chickoo, coconut and sugarcane.
There are no major forests in the territory.
Industry and Power
There are 2930 small-scale and medium-scale industries in Daman
and Diu. Two industrial areas have been developed by Omnibus Industrial
Development Corporation at Daman. The other industrial areas are
Dabhel, Bhimpore, Kachigam and Kadaiya.
All villages have been electrified. Daman and Diu have got adequate
power allocation from Central sector power stations in western region.
Roads: The total length of roads in Daman and Diu are 191 km and
78 km respectively.
Railways: There is no railway link with Daman and Diu. The Nearest
railway station from Daman is Vapi on western railway on Mumbai-Delhi
route. The nearest railway station from Diu is Delvada on meter-gauge.
Aviation: There are airports both in Daman and Diu. Diu has been
connected by air and there is regular air service from Mumbai to
Important tourist places in Daman are as under: Bom Jesus Church,
Our Lady of Sea Church; Our Lady of Remedios Church; Forts of Moti
Daman and Nani Daman; Jampore and Devka Beaches; Public Garden and
Moti Daman Jetty, Pargola Garden, Moti Daman, Amusement Park, Devka;
Damanganga Tourist Complex, Kachigam; Satya Sagar Udyan, Mirasol
Garden, Mirasal Water Park.
In Diu, St. Paul's Church; Diu Fort and Panikota Fort; Nagoa and
Chakratirth and Children's park at Ghoghla and Summer House are
famous places of tourist interest.