Goa “The Tourist Paradise”: Facts at a Glance

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.
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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.

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Source: www.goaholidayhomes.com

Facts about Goa:

1. Area

3702 sq.km (established on 30 May 1987)

Establishment

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 

Panaji

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

2

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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