Dadra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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Dadra
Dadrá
Village
Country India
State Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Languages
 • Official Marathi, Gujarati
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Silvassa
Climate Tropical monsoon climate
Am
(Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 18 °C (64 °F)

Dadra (Portuguese: Dadrá) is a small town in the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is an enclave lying a few kilometres north of Nagar Haveli in Gujarat.

Dadra is located 6 km west of Silvassa, the capital of union territory. Dadra consists of Dadra town and two other villages.

History[edit]

Until 1954, Dadra was part of Portuguese India.[1] Under Portuguese rule, Dadra formed a freguesia (administrative parish) of the Nagar Haveli concelho (municipaliy). In turn, the Nagar Haveli concelho was part of the Daman district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bansal, Sunita. Encyclopaedia of India. p. 83. 

Coordinates: 20°19′N 72°58′E / 20.317°N 72.967°E / 20.317; 72.967