Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are too distant from any states of India and it is not feasible to be managed by a state. However, it is not big enough to be a state of its own. Thus, the Central Government of India manages that territory by providing a local representative who will represent the region's interests. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories of India, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman Islands. The total land area of these islands is approximately 8,249 square km. The capital of Nicobar Islands is Car Nicobar. The islands host the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces and Indian Navy.
Puducherry was a French colony in colonial era. Later, after independence of India, Puducherry falls under the governance of Union Territories. Puducherry was formed out of four exclaves of former French India, namely Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe. It is named after the largest Puducherry District. Pondicherry changed its official name to Puducherry on 20 September 2006. Puducherry lies in the southern part of India.
Chandigarh is a major city that was claimed by both Punjab and Haryana when these states were divided in 1966. Chandigarh is bordered by the state of Punjab to the north, west and south, and to the state of Haryana to the east. Chandigarh is considered to be a part of the Chandigarh capital region or Greater Chandigarh, which includes Chandigarh, and the cities of Mohali, Zirakpur, Kharar, Kurali and the city of Panchkula. Chandigarh was one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India. Chandigarh is internationally known for its architecture and urban design.
Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu was developed 450 years ago. It is located on the Arabian Sea coast. It was the part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Portugal did not recognize the Indian annexation of these territories until 1974. Daman and Diu was administered as a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory. Each enclave constitutes one of the union territory's two districts. Daman and Diu are approximately 650 kilometers away from each other by road.
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