The Island of Diu is situated slightly off the coast of Kathiawar (Saurashtra) near the Port of Veraval at the entrance of Gulf of Cambay bounded by the Chassi River on the North and the Arabian Sea on the remaining three sides with a coastal length of 21 kms It lies between the parallels 20°-44’-34” and 20°-42’-00”of latitude in North and between meridians 71°-00’-24” and 70°-52’-26” of longitude East of Greenwich. Diu occupies an area of 40 sq. km. Its maximum width from the extreme north to south measures 4.6 km. and length from east to west is 13.8 km.