Daman and Diu


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Daman and Diu

A union territory of northwest India on the Arabian Sea. It comprises two former Portuguese colonies, which were annexed by India in 1962 and administered jointly with Goa from 1962 to 1987, when Goa became a separate state.

Daman and Diu

(dɑːˈmɑːn; ˈdiːuː)
n
(Placename) a union territory in W India: formerly a district of Portuguese India (1559–1961) then part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu (1961–87). Area: 112 sq km (43 sq miles). Pop: 158 059 (2001)

Daman′ and Di′u


n.
a union territory in W India: formerly part of Portuguese India; annexed by India in 1961 and formed part of union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 101,586; 42 sq. mi. (110 sq. km). Cap.: Daman.
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Relax and gaze at spectacular sunsets What: The coastline of Daman and Diu does not sprawl over kilometers, but is packed with glorious views.
Daman and Diu were a Portuguese enclave for over four centuries till the close of colonial rule in 1961.
Weather: Unfortunately, both Daman and Diu are crowded during weekends, thanks to revellers from 'dry' Gujarat.