Goa, Daman and Diu

Goa, Daman and Diu
  • Goem, Damaav aani Diu / गोंय, दामांव आनी दीव  (Konkani)
  • Goa, Damão e Dio  (Portuguese)
1961–1987
Goa, Daman and Diu in India
Goa, Daman and Diu in India
Status Union Territory
Capital Panjim
Common languages Portuguese, Konkani, Marathi, Gujarati
Chief Ministers  
• 1963-66 (first)
Dayanand Bandodkar
• 1985-87 (last)
Pratapsingh Rane
Lieutenant Governor  
• 1961-62 (first)
Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor)
• 1984-87 (last)
Gopal Singh
History  
• Annexation
19 December 1961
• Statehood for Goa
30 May 1987
Currency Indian rupee
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Portuguese India
Goa
Daman and Diu

Goa, Daman and Diu was a union territory of the Republic of India in between 1961-1987 AD. It was established after the annexation of Goa, following Operation Vijay, with Maj Gen K. P. Candeth as its first Military Governor. Following the Goan Opinion Poll in 1967, the Goan portion of the territory was granted full statehood within the Indian union on 30 May 1987,[1] Daman and Diu remained separate as a separate union territory until December 2019, when it was merged with Dadra and Nagar Haveli and is today the territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

The areas of Goa and Damaon are located at southern and northern edges of the Konkan region, geographically separated from each other by land and sea, the two areas were among the many other possessions that were ruled over for centuries, by the Portuguese in Goa and Bombay-Bassein.

For the purposes of local administration, the territory was divided into three districts, Goa, Daman, and Diu, with the capital at Panjim.[2]

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Coordinates: 15°20′N 74°05′E / 15.333°N 74.083°E / 15.333; 74.083

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