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Dadra And Nagar Haveli

दादरा और नागर हवेली

UNION TERRITORY OF INDIA

WEBSITE
http://dnh.nic.in

TOURISM WEBSITE
http://dnh.nic.in/tourism

COUNTRY
India

CAPITAL
Silvassa

ESTABLISHED
11-08-1961

AREA
487 sq km/188 sq miles

AREA RANK
3rd (Among U.T.)

ISO 3166 CODE
IN-DN

VEHICLE REGISTRATION
DN

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Hindi, English, Gujarati & Marathi

ABOUT
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory in western India. Nagar Haveli is wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat, whereas Dadra is an enclave lying a few kilometres north of Nagar Haveli in Gujarat. Its capital is Silvassa. The territory lies some ten to thirty kilometres up-river from the city of Daman.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) are in the watershed of the Daman Ganga River, which flows through the territory. The towns of Dadra and Silvassa lie on the north bank of the river. The Western Ghats range rises to the east, and the foothills of the range occupy the eastern portion of the district. The territory is landlocked, although the Arabian Sea coast lies just to the west in Gujarat.
The major spoken languages in the territory are Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi.
To keep the British at bay and to enlist their support against the Moghals, the Marathas made friends with the Portuguese and signed with them a treaty in 1779. According to this historic treaty of friendship, the Maratha-Peshwa agreed that the Portuguese will be allowed to collect revenues from Dadra and Nagar Haveli which consisted of 72 villages (then known as parganas, now referred to as district places). These territories were earlier ruled by the Koli chiefs who were defeated by the Hindu kings of Jawhar and Ramnagar. The Marathas conquered and annexed these territories to their kingdom.The prominent population groups inhabiting in this territory are caste communities such as Rajputs, Ahirs, Chamar,Mahar, etc. and the main tribes are Warlis, Dhodia Kokna, etc.
By and large, this treaty was signed only to the extent that the Portuguese will only collect the revenue in compensation for their loss of a warship called Santana which had earlier been captured by the Marathas but not surrendered to the Portuguese in spite of their many entreaties.
The area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is spread over 491 km2, landlocked between Gujarat to the north and Maharashtra to the south. It was annexed by India from portugal on 2 August 1954. The people of the territory established free administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, which was finally merged into the Union of India in 1961.

The Union Territory comprises two distinct geographical units – Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is situated on the Western coast of India between the parallels of 20º – 0’ and 20º – 25’ of latitude North and between the meridian 72º – 50’ and 73º – 15’ of longitude East. It occupies an area of 491 square kilometres (190 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to the Philippines' Biliran Island. It ranks 4th among the Union Territories and 32nd including the states. The territory is surrounded by Valsad District of Gujarat on the West, North and East and by Thana District of Maharashtra on the South and South-East.


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