Dadra and Nagar Haveli

(redirected from Nagar Haveli)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

a union territory of W India, on the Gulf of Cambay: until 1961 administratively part of Portuguese Dam?o. Capital: Silvassa. Pop.: 220 451 (2001). Area: 489 sq. km (191 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Minister of Tourism & Culture, India, has taken a strong approached towards development of Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli as seaside tourist destinations on lines of other union territories in the country.
If Daman & Diu is blessed with breathtaking beaches, Dadra & Nagar Haveli boasts forested landscape dotted with lush green gardens and scenic lakes.
com that books the cheapest flights to India from the US expects to receive requests for booking of cheap airline tickets from tourists once Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli are exposed to the limelight of international tourism.
With easy access coupled with dense forest area and favourable climate, Dadra and Nagar Haveli are emerging as new tourist destinations.
One can stay comfortably amidst the nature," said A D Nikam, Deputy Director, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
People of Mumbai are choosing Silvassa, the principal town of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the celebrations because of closer proximity.
Surrounded by Gujarat and Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli with an area of 491 sq km.