Goa, Daman and Diu
Goa, Daman and Diu in India
StatusUnion Territory
Common languagesPortuguese, Konkani, Marathi, Gujarati
Chief Ministers 
• 1963-66 (first)
Dayanand Bandodkar
• 1985-87 (last)
Pratapsingh Rane
Lieutenant Governor 
• 1961-62 (first)
Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor)
• 1984-87 (last)
Gopal Singh
19 December 1961
• Statehood for Goa
30 May 1987
CurrencyIndian rupee
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Portuguese India
Daman and Diu

Goa, Daman and Diu was a union territory of the India in between 1961-1987. It was established after the annexation of Portuguese India, following Operation Vijay, with Maj Gen K. P. Candeth as its first Military Governor. The Goa portion of the territory was granted full statehood within the Indian union on 30 May 1987,[1] Daman and Diu remained separate as a separate union territory until December 2019, when it was merged with Dadra and Nagar Haveli and is today the territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

The areas of Goa and Damaon are located at southern and northern edges of the Konkan region, geographically separated from each other by land and sea, the two areas were among the many other possessions that were ruled over for centuries, by the Portuguese.

For the purposes of local administration, the territory was divided into three districts, Goa, Daman, and Diu, with the capital at Panjim.[2]


Coordinates: 15°20′N 74°05′E / 15.333°N 74.083°E / 15.333; 74.083