Diu at Glance

Geographical area: 38.8 square Km.

Altitude: 29 m from MSL

Location:
Latitude :
20°44’34”-20°42’00”,
Longitude : 71°00’24”-70°52’26”.

Rivers:
Diu district is straddled by the chasi river on the north separating it from the main land and the Arabian sea on the other there sides.

Population : 44,110(2001 census).
Male : 20,841
Female : 23,269.
Population density 1103 (person per sq Km). The village of vanakbara has almost 30 percent of total population.

Religion:
The majority over 90 percent consists of Hindus. The Christians account for about just 1 percent of population.

Language: Gujarati, Hindi, English, Portuguese.

Administrative set up:
A union territory with the Administrator (common to Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli) as the head of the administration assisted by the Collector. The Lok Sabha constituency is common with the Daman and the UT has no legislative. Diu comprises two main Villages, Vanakbara and Bucharwada and the Diu town itself.

Communication and Transport:
Email and internet facilities are available in Diu town. ISD and STD booths can be found anywhere even in remote places. STD Codes 02875, Postal code 362520.Diu also has a Television and Radio relay station. There are 6 post offices in Diu. There are direct busses plying to Mumbai (980 Km),Ahmedabad(495Km ), Rajkot(295Km) and Una (12 Km). Other important distances are Daman (675 Km),Sasan Gir(120 Km), Palitana(175Km) and Bhavnagar(215 Km).Diu is connect by all weather road. The length of the surfaced road in Diu is 75 Km.


Infrastructure and Amenities:
Good motorable all weather roads, direst bus service, uninterrupted power supply , adequate water supply , choice of upper end budget hotels, one civil hospital and two dispensaries,44 education institutes including an I.T.I.