Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, India

History | Places of interest | Indian Coast Guard | Schools and colleges

🇮🇳 Daman is the capital city of the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. It is a municipal council situated in Daman district of the union territory.

Daman Ganga River divides Daman into two parts — Nani-Daman (nani meaning "small") and Moti-Daman (Moti meaning "big"). Despite its name, Nani-Daman is the larger of the two parts, while the old city is mainly in Moti-Daman. This holds most of the important entities like the major hospitals, supermarkets and major residential areas. Vapi, Gujarat is the nearest city to Daman.

History The Portuguese Captain-Major Diogo de Melo arrived at the Daman shore by chance in 1523 while sailing towards Ormuz. He was caught in a violent storm and had his boat blown towards the coast of Daman. Shortly after, it was acquired as a Portuguese colony for over 400 years. A larger fort was built in Moti Daman in the 16th century to guard against the Mughals, who ruled the area until the Portuguese arrived. It stands today, most of it preserved in its original form. Today the majority of the municipal government offices are inside the fort.

Daman was incorporated into the Republic of India in December 1961 after an attack and invasion by the Indian Army. A battle ensued with the hopelessly outnumbered (10:1) Portuguese garrison, who were forced to surrender.

Places of interest • Fort of St. Jerome (Jeronimo fort or Nani Daman Fort) • Fort of Daman (Moti Daman Fort) • Church of Bom Jesus • Jain Temple: This 18th-century Jain temple is in the northern region of Nina Damon Fort and is dedicated to Mahavira Swami. It is built with white marble. The walls have glass covers with 18th-century murals that represent the life of Mahavira Swami. • Jampore Beach • Devka Beach • Daman Freedom Memorial.

Indian Coast Guard Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Daman is the premier air station of the Coast Guard with all the airfield facilities, air traffic control and other allied air traffic services. It is equipped with state-of-the-art airport surveillance radar (ASR), precision approach path indicator (PAPI), Doppler very high frequency omnidirectional radio range (DVOR) – distance measuring equipment (DME) and nondirectional beacon (NDB), as navigational aids. This air station provides ATC and parking facilities to defence as well as civil aircraft.

Schools and colleges • Coast Guard Public School, Nani Daman • Swami vivekanad English & Hindi medium school, dalwada, daman • Institute of our lady of Fatima, Convent, Moti Daman • Podar Jumbo Kids, Daman (preschool) • Sunrise Champs school, Mashal Chowk, Nani Daman • Vaidik Dental college campus, Salwaar, Nani Daman • Shrinathji School, Varkund, Nani Daman • Divya Jyoti English High & Higher Secondary School, Dabhel, Daman • Divya Jyoti Hindi Medium School, Dabhel, Daman • MGM High School, Nani-Daman (Sarvajanik High School) • Government Higher Secondary School, Nani Daman • Government Higher Secondary School, Moti Daman • Government Polytechnic Daman • Shree Machchi Mahajan English Medium School, Nani Daman • Stella Maris English Medium High School, Daman • AIM English School, Moti Daman • Government College, Nani Daman • Government Primary School, Devka Mangelwad, Nani Daman • Holy Trinity English medium high school, Dunetha, Daman • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Daman.

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Daman has a population of over 191,173 people. Daman also forms the centre of the wider Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu territory which has a population of over 585,764 people.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Daman has links with:

🇵🇹 Coimbra, Portugal
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Antipodal to Daman is: -107.15,-20.42

Locations Near: Daman 72.85,20.42

🇮🇳 Vapi 72.917,20.372 d: 8.8  

🇮🇳 Valsad 72.926,20.61 d: 22.6  

🇮🇳 Palghar 72.76,19.69 d: 81.7  

🇮🇳 Bardoli 73.12,21.12 d: 82.7  

🇮🇳 Surat 72.833,21.2 d: 86.7  

🇮🇳 Vasai-Virar 72.8,19.47 d: 105.8  

🇮🇳 Nallasopara 72.861,19.415 d: 111.7  

🇮🇳 Sopara 72.861,19.415 d: 111.7  

🇮🇳 Nashik 73.783,19.983 d: 108.8  

🇮🇳 Vasai 72.83,19.38 d: 115.7  

Antipodal to: Daman -107.15,-20.42

🇵🇪 Sechura -80.817,-5.55 d: 16726.6  

🇵🇪 Talara -81.267,-4.567 d: 16707.7  

🇵🇪 Chiclayo -79.844,-6.764 d: 16704.9  

🇵🇪 Piura -80.633,-5.2 d: 16688.4  

🇵🇪 Trujillo -79.034,-8.103 d: 16698  

🇵🇪 Chimbote -78.583,-9.067 d: 16701.5  

🇵🇪 Máncora -81.05,-4.1 d: 16658.4  

🇵🇪 Callao -77.15,-12.067 d: 16686.7  

🇵🇪 Ancón -77.15,-11.733 d: 16673.8  

🇵🇪 Miraflores -77.033,-12.117 d: 16676.7  

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