Daman

Daman and Diu

[dee-oo]

Union territory (pop., 2001: 158,204), west-coastal India. Its capital is the town of Daman (pop., 2001 prelim.: 35,743). It consists of two widely separated administrative districts: Daman, on the Gujarat coast north of Mumbai (Bombay), and the island of Diu, off the southern coast of the Kathiawar Peninsula; the territory's total area is 43 sq mi (112 sq km). Formerly Portuguese possessions, Daman and Diu were annexed by India in 1962. The population is predominantly Hindu. Agriculture and fishing are the major economic activities.

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