Geography

The total area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 491 square kilometres and is bordered by Gujarat in the north and Maharashtra in the south. Towards the northeastern side of Dadra and Nagar Haveli the presence of the Western Ghats makes the terrain a little hilly but in the central part the land is mostly plain and is very fertile.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli abounds with rich, natural, scenic beauty. It has a lush green forest cover with rivers on a winding course and undulating mountain ranges. A splendid spread of flora and fauna is bound to mesmerize you when you come to visit. This union territory is governed principally from Silvassa.

There are two separate geographical parts of the Union territory which are Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Lying near the Western coast of India between latitude 20º – 0' and 20º – 25 N and longitude 72º – 50' and 73º – 15' E. The Valsad district of Gujarat lies on the Western, northern and Eastern side of the UT, Thane district in the South and South-East.

Forests cover almost two-fifth area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The terrain is hilly and elevations up to 300 meters can be found in the northeast and eastern areas. Central plains near Dadra are lowlands which come under the watershed areas of the Daman Ganga River and the tributaries. This river is the only navigable river in the Dadra and Nagar Haveli which rises from Maharashtra and flows through the plains and hilly terrains of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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