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  • AROGYA FAIR

  • AROGYA FAIR

  • Yoga Day Celebration

  • Yoga Day Celebration

  • Yoga Day Celebration

  • Yoga Day Celebration

  • Yoga Day Celebration

  • 67TH VANMAHOSAV 2016

  • AROGYA FAIR

  • AROGYA FAIR

  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Rally

  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” Rally

  • Panaji Smart City

  • DON BOSCO COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

  • NAVDEEP AGUIAR’S PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE LAUNCHED

  • SIDDHAKALA BHARATNATYAM MOHOTSAV ARANGETRAM AND SH

  • SIDDHAKALA BHARATNATYAM MOHOTSAV ARANGETRAM AND SH

  • SIDDHAKALA BHARATNATYAM MOHOTSAV ARANGETRAM AND SH

  • SIDDHAKALA BHARATNATYAM MOHOTSAV ARANGETRAM AND SH

  • DY.CM FRANCIS D'SOUZA ATTENDED INSTALLATION CEREM

  • GOVERNOR OF GOA DR.MRIDULA SINHA SEEN ADDRESSING A

  • Shri Vishnu Wagh Elected as new Dy. Speaker of Goa

  • 4TH MAHACOM 2016

  • 67TH VANMAHOSAV 2016

  • ANNUAL NAVRATRI FESTIVAL AT MAHALAXMI TEMPLE PANAJ

  • IRCEN FESTIVAL OF INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES "PRAVAN

  • BRICS SUMMIT GOA 2016

  • BRICS SUMMIT GOA 2016

  • BRICS SUMMIT GOA 2016

  • BRICS SUMMIT GOA 2016

  • BRICS SUMMIT GOA 2016

About Goa

 

 

Goa known as “Paradise on the Earth” or “Pearl of the ocean” is the India’s smallest state by area and the smallest by population. Earlier Goa was also known as by many names such as Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak.  Located on the western coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea is in west. In the legends from Hindu Mythology it is believed that Lord Parshurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu reclaimed Goa from the sea. Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km². It lies between the latitudes 14°53’54 N and 15°40’00 N and longitudes 73°40’33 E and 74°20’13 E. The highest peak is the Sonsogad, with an altitude of 1,167 meters. Goa has a coastline of 105 km. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C coupled with high humidity. The monsoon rains arrive by early June and most of Goa’s annual rainfall is received through the monsoons which last till late September. Panaji (Panjim) is the capital of Goa. It is located on the banks of river Mandovi. Goa is divided into two districts known as North Goa and South Goa, with separate headquarters. The state comprises of 11 talukas are Pernem, Bardez, Bicholim, Sattari, Tiswadi, and Ponda in North Goa. In South Goa it comprises Marmogoa, Salcete, Quepem, Sanguem, and Canacona. Goa’s main rivers are Mandovi Zuari the Terekhol Chapora River and the River Sal.

Area: Goa covers an area of 3702 sq.kms of which about1424.46 sq.kms is the forest area. Of this 1224.46 sq.kms constitute Government forests and the rest 200 sq.kms are private forests.
Population: Goa population is 1347668 as per 2001 census.
Altitude: Sea Level to 1,022 meters.
Location: Goa is located on the Konkan coast of India, border by the state of Maharashtra in the North, Arabian Sea to the West and Karnataka in the East and South.
Climate: Goa has a pleasant and sunny weather with mild temperature ranging from 21o C to 32o C. The average daily sunshine is 9 to 10 hours in summer. The best months to visit Goa are from October to the end of March an April is also possible, May is the hottest month with temperature rising up to 350 C with high humidity.
Clothing: Tropical clothing throughout the year. Light cotton clothing is the need of the day, with the possibility of needing a shawl or light woolen cloth can be worn during December and January.
Languages: Konkani is the mother tongue of the Goans, Marathi is the next widely spoken language in the state. Goa being the major tourist place English and Hindi is widely used as a medium of interaction with Domestic and International tourist. However Portuguese is spoken especially by older generation in Goa.
Tourist Season Tourist season is throughout the year but peak season is from November to February.