Dadra and Nagar Haveli(redirected from Dadra and Nagarhaveli)
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Dadra and Nagar Haveli(dä`drä, nä`gär hävā`lē), union territory (2001 provisional pop. 220,451), 188 sq mi (487 sq km), W central India, on the Arabian Sea. Portugal colonized these two inland enclaves in the mid-16th cent. India occupied them in 1954. Despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice that upheld Portugal's claim to the area, they were incorporated into India as a single union territory in 1961. The territory is being developed as a "no industry" sector for tourism.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
a federal territory in India, administered by the central government. It is situated on the northwestern part of the Hindustan peninsula, between the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Area, 489 sq km. Population, 70,000 (1969). The area is inhabited chiefly by tribes that have preserved patriarchal social relations and carry on semisubsistence agriculture. The administrative center of the region is Silvassa.