Geography of Diu
Climate of Diu
Diu enjoys a cool, but pleasant climate throughout the year. Due to its proximity to the sea, the regular sea breezes affect the climate of this place. In summer, from March to May, the minimum temperature is about 20o C, whereas the maximum temperature rises upto 36o C. In winter, during the months of November to February, the normal temperature ranges from 20o C to 26o C. Cotton clothes are preferred during summer, while in winter, people wear light woollen clothes. The south west monsoon brings rains to diu, during the months of June to September. The average annual rainfall received is about 55 cm. The best time to visit Diu is thus between October to May, when you can enjoy the scenic beauty of this place, indulge in a variety of activities and participate in various festivities celebrated here, during this period. One can also find a variety of migratory birds here, between the months of September to May.
Topography of Diu
Soil and Vegetation in Diu
The soil in Diu is neutral to mildly alkaline. Sandy loam soil, which is light brown in colour, is found here. Salt pans, stone pits, rocky creeks, sandy shores of the beaches re the different types of habitat found here. Though there are no natural forests here, about 500 hectares land has been developed into forest area. Most of the plants found in Diu are similar to those found in the coastal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Palm groves and coconut plantations are found in plenty near the beaches. Other vegetation in Diu include trees like Tortolis, Casurina, Procofis, Equisitifolia, Acasias, Fuliflora and Hokka. The Hokka trees, also called the branching palm trees, brought by the Portuguese are found exclusively in Diu. The fruits of these trees are said to have many curative properties.
Demography of Diu
Geographical facts about Diu
Union Territory: Daman & Diu
Area: 40 km2
Location: 20° 41' North Latitude and 70° 58'60" East Longitude
Winter temperature: about 20°C to 26°C
Summer temperature: about 20°C to 36°C
Best Time to visit: October to May
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Portuguese
Vegetation: Tortolis, Casurina, Procofis, Equisitifolia, Acasias, Fuliflora and Hokka.
Major River: Chasi