Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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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.
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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.

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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)
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The Government of India has recently come up with an agenda of initiatives to revive travel and tourism in Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Some of the initiatives, undertaken out of the concern about the poor status of tourism in those seaside destinations, are aimed to kindle tourists and travelers' interest in the natural beauty of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
“Vision 2020” is the development project for Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. 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.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (India) Dec 13 ( ANI ): At least three labourers were killed and two sustained injuries after an explosion in a steel company in Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Thursday, police said.
With easy access coupled with dense forest area and favourable climate, Dadra and Nagar Haveli are emerging as new tourist destinations.