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Silvassa – A City With Portugal History

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Published: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 15:00 [IST]
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Silvassa, the capital of the union territory Dadra and Haveli is located a distance of 175 km from Mumbai. It used to be known as Vila de Paço d'Arcos under the rule of Portuguese, back in the 18th century. Due to the heavy influence of Portuguese rule, many Roman Catholic churches can be found here at Silvassa.

Silvassa's culture, therefore, is a mixture of many places. It is home to a part of the Warli tribe so some speak Warli language, while some other speak Marathi or Gujarati. The beautiful city is filled with lush green and beautiful natural resources in general.

The city is now turning into an industrial hub with industries like Apar, Ramco, Reliance coming up. Currently, Silvassa is competing against many other places to get funds for making it into a "Smart City".

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