Dadra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Dadra /ˈdɑːdrə/ is one of the two talukas in Dadra and Nagar Haveli district, India. It is an enclave lying a few kilometres north of Nagar Haveli and is surrounded by Gujarat.

Vanganga Lake, Dadra
Vanganga Lake, Dadra
Dadra is located in Gujarat
Dadra location
Dadra is located in India
Dadra (India)
Coordinates: 20°20′N 72°58′E / 20.33°N 72.97°E / 20.33; 72.97Coordinates: 20°20′N 72°58′E / 20.33°N 72.97°E / 20.33; 72.97
Union TerritoryDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
DistrictDadra and Nagar Haveli
 • OfficialDhodia Gujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest citySilvassa
ClimateTropical monsoon climate
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature18 °C (64 °F)

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


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


Dadra is a Census Town city in district of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Dadra Census Town has population of 13,039 of which 8,193 are males while 4,846 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1639 which is 12.57% of total population of Dadra (CT). In Dadra Census Town, Female Sex Ratio is of 591 against state average of 774. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Dadra is around 935 compared to Dadra and Nagar Haveli state average of 926. Literacy rate of Dadra city is 90.51% higher than state average of 76.24%. In Dadra, Male literacy is around 94.53% while female literacy rate is 83.23%.

Dadra Census Town has total administration over 3,385 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Census Town limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.[2]


  1. ^ Bansal, Sunita (June 2005). Encyclopaedia of India. p. 83. ISBN 9788187967712.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)