Facts About Goa

  1. Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.
  2. Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population.
  3. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states.
  4. Goa was known by many names, such as Gomanchala, Gopakapattana, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak.
  5. Rock art engravings found in Goa exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India.
  6. one-third of Goa is covered by forest.
  7. Panaji is the headquarters of North Goa district and is also the capital of Goa.
  8. Dudhsagar Falls which has a height of 310 m is one of the highest falls of India.
  9. In 1524, the Portuguese captain Vasco da Gama landed in Goa.
  10. On 18th December, the Portuguese governor officially surrendered, and the next day, Goa officially became a part of India, Goa celebrates this second independence day on 19th December every year.
  11. Goa’s major cities include Panaji, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, Bicholim, and Valpoi.
  12. In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha.
  13. Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi). 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.
  14. Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification.
  15. Due to the High amount of Tourists, Goa has over 7,000 bars.
  16. The politics of Goa are a result of the uniqueness of this region due to 450 years of Portuguese rule, in comparison to three centuries of British colonialism experienced by the rest of India.
  17. The estimated population of Goa is 1.5 Million as of 2020.
  18. The first medical school of India was established in Panaji, Goa in 1842. It is demolished in 2004.
  19. Goa is the second state in India after Orissa where world-famous olive ridley turtles flock the Morjim to lay their eggs.
  20. The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Each district is administered by a district collector, appointed by the Indian government.
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