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Geography : Daman & Diu

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Geography : Daman & Diu

Daman

Daman is located on the west coast of India. It is one of the two districts of the UT surrounded by river Bhagwan on the north, Valsad district of Gujarat state on the east, river Kalem on the south and the Arabian Sea on the west.

The river Damanganga divides the district into two parts. Three west flowing rivers pass through the terrain viz. the Bhagwan River running along the northern boundary, the Kalem River forming the southern boundary and the Damanganga River lying in between.

The climate of Daman is moderate throughout the year due its proximity to the sea. The average maximum temperature is 370C and minimum is 110C. The district Daman receives an annual average rainfall of 1687 mm. The best season to visit the district is between September and April.

Diu

Diu is another district of the UT and is a tiny island situated slightly away from the coast of Kathiawar near the Port of Veraval in Gujarat with a coastal length of 21 km.

The district of Diu is surrounded by Junagadh and Amreli District of Gujarat in the North and by the Arabian Sea from three sides. The mainland is connected with two bridges.

The district of Diu is situated between 20°-44'-34” and 20°-42'-00” North latitude and between 71°-00'-24” and 70°-52'-26" East longitude. The land has an altitude is 6 meters above sea level. The landscape is plain; the maximum height is 30 metres above sea level.

The climate of Diu is salubrious all through the year. The Monsoon season lasts from June to September with maximum rainfall being 63.5 cms. The temperature in summer varies between 38°C and 15° C. In winters, it ranges from 20° to 25° C.
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