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Diu district (Portuguese: Distrito de Diu) is one of the two districts of the union territory of Daman and Diu of India. It is the ninth least populous district in the country (out of 640).


Diu district occupies an area of 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi),

It consists of Diu Island and a part on the mainland (the Ghoghla peninsula). 20 km East of Diu Island, is the village of Simbor.

Diu Island

Diu Island is the place where the town of Diu is located. Diu Fort is also located on Diu Island.


The area on the mainland borders Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. It contains the village of Ghoghla.

The village lies on the mainland opposite the eastern end of the island .


According to the 2011 census Diu district has a population of 52,056, roughly equal to the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. This gives it a ranking of 631st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,301 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,370/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.73%. Diu has a sex ratio of 1030 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 83.36%.

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