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native_name = Silvassa
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state_name = Dadra and Nagar Haveli
district = Dadra and Nagar Haveli
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altitude = 32
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 21890
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Silvassa audio|Silvassa.ogg|pronunciation (Marathi: सिल्वासा , Gujarati: સેલ્વાસ) is the capital of the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The city has a large number of factories and industries providing significant government revenue, which allows the city to maintain a low level of taxation.


Silvassa is located at coord|20.27|N|73.02|E| [ [ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Silvassa] ] . It has an average elevation of 32 metres (104 ft).


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Silvassa had a population of 21,890. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Silvassa has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. In Silvassa, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Marathi and Gujarati are the main languages spoken. [ [ Dadra Nagar Haveli tourism] ]

Silvassa is also considered to be the home of Warli culture. Warli is the language spoken by the Warli people which is basically a mixture of Marathi and Gujrati languages with a local twist.

Silvassa is famous for its natural beauty with number of beautiful gardens. Shooting of well known hindi movie "Phool aur Kante" has been done here. The Lion Safari and Vasona Deer Park are new upcoming tourist attractions. The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a paradise for trekkers.

Silvassa also has a considerable number of Roman Catholic Christians as it was a part of the Portuguese colonies in India along with Goa, Daman and Diu for many centuries. A distinct Indo-Portuguese culture has evolved and is clearly distinguishable.


Govt Primary and Secondary schools across DNH.Father Agnelo School.Lions English School.

Dr BBA Govt. Polytechnic (Engineering College) at Karad is the first college in the UT. "'Recently Silvassa has become the hub for Education. There was no scope of Higher and Professional education in this backward territory since 2006. During the year 2003 the Hon. Member of Parliament Shri Mohan S. Delkar has formed a trust under his Chairmanship in the style land name of SSR MEMORIAL TRUST. It has ] [ ] , [SSR College of Pharmacy] [ ] , [SSR College of Education] [ ] and [SSR Institute of Management and Reaseach] [ ] for the coursed of M.B.A., MCA etc under SSR Memorial Trust. There are all Modern and Advanced facilities like, Computer Lab, Rich Librararies, Indoor Stadium, Playing Grouond, Hostel Facilities for boys and girls separately. The Campus spreads across 50 acres of land and is situated in the village of Sayli. The SSR institutes are affiliated to the University of Pune."' SSR PUBLICATION have been started n are going to launch national newpaper "UNION TIMES TODAY" [ ] very soon.


Silvassa enjoys a cosmopolitan mix of non-local people because of its industry. There are many factories situated here because of the tax exemptions offered to locate manufacturing in this (commercially) backward area. According to data compiled by economics research firm Indicus Analytics ( on residences, earnings and investments, the best city in India to invest-in is Silvassa. According to the finding, list of 'earn-in' cities of India has been topped by Gurgaon, followed by Silvaasa. [ [ Best cities to live, invest and earn in ] ]


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