Daman and Diu became a Union Territory only after de-linking from Goa which attained statehood on May 30; 1987.Daman is separated from Gujarat by the Kolak River in the North and the Kalai River in the South. On its West is the Arabian sea. The main river Damanganga divides the town into two parts Moti Daman in the South and Nani Daman in the North. The word Diu is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Dweap’.Diu was one o the best sea ports and a naval base between the 14th and the 16th century.Diu,a beautiful tiny island lies on the West coast of India, with a coastal length of 21kms. Daman has a mild and humid climate while Diu has a sultry climate.
HISTORY : History Daman and Diu which depicts a rich architecture are associated with the Portuguese attempts of colonization.Daman was captured by the foreign invaders from the last Gujarati king in the year 1531 and was formally took over in 1559.However the Portuguese was successful in taking over Diu only in 1535 by taking advantage of the cold war between the king and the Mughal emperor, Humayun.Both Daman and Diu came totally under the control of the Portuguese after the Peace treaty in 1539 and remained as a Portuguese colony until 1961.Later after it got separated from Goa in 1987 it became a Union Territory.