Goa


Capital:
Panaji

Largest City:
Vasco da Gama

No. Of districts:
2

Area:
3,702 sq km (1,429 sq mi)

Language:
Konkani

Date of Establishment:
30th May, 1987

Population:
1,457,723

Literacy Rate:
88.70%

Population density:
394 per sq km.

Forest Area:
1,424 sq km (549.81 sq mi)

Agriculture:
Rice the main agricultural crop, followed by areca, cashew and coconut. Industry: Tourism is Goa’s primary industry as it handles 12% of all foreign tourist arrival in India.

Neighbouring 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.

Art & Culture:

  1. Dance: Some of the traditional Goan dance art forms are Dekhnni, Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando, Dulpod and Fado.
  2. Festivals: The most popular celebrations in the Indian state of Goa are Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Samvatsar Padvo or Sanvsar Padvo, Shigmo, Goa Carnival. Goa known for its New Year’s celebrations along with the Goan Carnival is known to attract a large number of tourists.

Tribes:
Dhodia, Dubla (Halpati), Naikda, Siddi, Varli, Kunbi, Gawda, Velip.

Animal:
Gaur (Bos gaurus)

Bird:
Black-crested bulbul (Pycnonotus gularis)