The territory of "Goa, Daman, and Diu" were administered as a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory. Each enclave constitutes one of the union territory's two districts. Daman and Diu are approximately 198 kilometres away from each other.
According to the Constitution of India, Administration of Daman and Diu is carried out by an Administrator appointed by President of India. An Administrator is an agent of the President not the head of state like a governor. Currently this post is held by Shri B. S. Bhalla, 1990 batch IAS Officer. He is assisted by a number of other officers in carrying out his duty.
In Daman the most popular schools are: Institute of Our Lady of Fátima located in Moti; Coast Guard Public School in Nani; Sarvajanik Vidyalaya in Nani; Shri Macchi Mahajan High School in Nani; and other government institutions. There is also Daman College which has most of the educational facilities.
In the 2011 census, the lowest female to male ratio in India (618 females per thousand males) was recorded in Daman and Diu. The Daman district, with a female to male ratio of 533, is among the lowest of all the districts in India.