Goa “The Tourist Paradise”: Facts at a Glance

06-JAN-2016 17:01

    Goa is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the North and by Karnataka to the East and South, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is India's richest state, with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population.


    Source: www.goaholidayhomes.com

    Facts about Goa:

    1. Area

    3702 sq.km (established on 30 May 1987)


    30 may, 1987

     2. Population

    1,457,723 (2011 census)

     3. Principal official Language

    The official language of the state is Konkani. Marathi is also allowed to be used for any or all official purposes.

    4. Climate

    Goa features a tropical monsoon climate. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity.

    5. Capital 


    6. Members of Lok Sabha

    2 (Rajya Sabha_ 1)

    7. Legislature

    Unicameral (40 seats)

    8. Airports

    Goa International Airport, is a civil enclave at INS Hansa, Subolini

    9. Major Cities

    Mapusa, Panaji, Vasco, Ponda and Margao.

    10. Festivals

    Bonderam Festival,Feast of St. Francis Xavier,Feast of Three Kings,Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa,Goa Carnival(most famous),Shigmo

    11. Economy  Size

    US$ 9.569 billion,

    Goa is India's richest state with the highest GDP per capita after Delhi. Tourism industry is its backbone.

    12. Literacy

    88.70 %

    13. Districts


    14.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    973 per thousand male

    15. Principal Folk Dances

    Corredinho Dance, Dekhni Dance, Dhalo Dance, Dhangar Dance, Fugdi Dance, Ghode Modni, Goff Dance, Kunbi Dance, Lamp Dance, Mussal dance and Romal Dance.

    16. Beaches in Goa

    Querim Beach,Kalacha beach,Arambol beach,Mandrem beach,Ashvem beach,Morjim beach,The Chapora beach,Vagator beach,Ozran beach,Anjuna beach,Baga beach,Calangute beach

    17. Tourist & Historical Places

    Goa has two World Heritage Sites:

    • The Bom Jesus Basilica
    • Churches and convents of Old Goa

    The Basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, regarded by many Catholics as the patron saint of Goa.

    18. State Density

    394 person/ km2

    19. Boundaries with other states

    It is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.

    20. Religion in Goa (As per Census 2011)

      Hinduism (66.28%)

      Christianity (25.10%)

      Islam (8.33%)

      Sikhism (0.10%)

      Buddhism (0.07%)

      Jainism (0.07%)

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