Daman District lies on the western coast of India on
the Arabian Sea
, 12 m above sea level. Once part of the Union Territory, 'Goa, Daman and Diu', it is now situated in Daman and Diu
and covers an area of about 72 sq km. The district is surrounded by the Bhagwan River in the north, Valsad District in the east, the Kalem River in the south and the Arabian Sea in the west. The Damanganga also flows through Daman.
Having a pleasant climate all round the year and an average rainfall of over 1600 mm, the place is good for cultivation. Out of the total land area, the net sown area is about 67%. The chief crops are paddy, ragi, groundnut, beans and wheat. The population is over one hundred thousand and the main occupation of the people is fishing.
Rich in historical heritage spanning over 2000 years, Daman is also a good tourist spot. There are many historical places including the Fort of Moti Daman, Fort of Nani Daman, Somnath Temple and Gandhi Park near Nani Daman Jetty. Devka Beach,
Jampore Beach and Mirasol Lake Garden attract hundreds of tourists every year. The culture, especially dance and music, of Daman, which is a unique blend of the tribal, urban, European and Indian, is another major attraction.
Daman is well-connected by road and rail networks. Daman has an airport operating flights mostly to Baroda and
Mumbai. Vapi Railway Station is about 10 km from Daman, on the Mumbai and
Surat line. The 160 km drive from Mumbai can be quite pleasurable.