Facts and Interesting Points About Goa

Interesting Points About Goa

  • Goa, otherwise known as the Beach Capital of India is the smallest state in India.
  • The state has a third land covered by forests.
  • It was ruled by Portugal for almost 450 years. It was liberated from Portuguese rule on 19th December 1961. So Goa has two independent days.
  • During the Portuguese reign, India’s first printing press and medical school were established in the state. The printing press started operation in 1956 and it was the 1st printing press in Asia.
  • Asia’s only Naval Aviation Museum is in Goa.
  • Goa has the highest per capita income in India.

More Informations About Goa

General Details About Goa

Formation 30 May 1987
Capital Panaji/Panjim
Governor P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta
Districts 2
Area (km2) 3,702
Lok Sabha Seats 2
Rajya Sabha Seats 1
State Legislative Assembly Seats 40
Languages Konkani (Official language), English, Portuguese, Hindi, Marathi

State Symbols of Goa

State Animal Gaur
State Bird Flame-Throated Bulbul
State Tree Matti Terminalia Crenulata
State Flower Jasmine

Demography of Goa

Population (2011 Census) 1,458,545
Population Density (per km2) 394
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 973
Literacy Rate (%) 87.4

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Goa

  1. Mollem National Park
  2. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Cotigaon Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  7. Madei Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Rivers in Goa

  1. Terekhol
  2. Mandovi
  3. Baga
  4. Zuari
  5. Colval
  6. Saleri
  7. Mandre
  8. Harmal
  9. Sal
  10. Talpona
  11. Galjibag

Important Mountains in Goa

  1. Sosogad (1029 m)
  2. Vagueri
  3. Devil’s Finger
  4. Zocrlral
  5. Sunset point
  6. Bhandecho-tembo
  7. Jhari Dhar

Agriculture in Goa

Major Crops Paddy, Pulses, Wheat, Maize, Millets, etc.
Cash Crops Tobacco, Oilseeds, Sugarcane, Cotton, Oilseeds, Cashew etc.
Other Crops Coconut, Tea, Rubber, Coffee, etc.

Mineral Deposits in Goa

  1. Iron
  2. Manganese
  3. Bauxite

Airports in Goa

  1. Dabolim Airport

Sea Ports in Goa

  1. Marmagoa Port

Traditional Dances in Goa

  1. Shigmo
  2. Divlyan Dance
  3. Veerbhadra
  4. Ghodemodni
  5. Kunbi
  6. Lamp Dance
  7. Dhalo

Art and Crafts of Goa

  1. Seashell Craft
  2. Terracotta Pottery
  3. Bamboo Craft
  4. Fabric Collage
  5. Imitation Jewelry
  6. Papier Mache
  7. Batik Prints
  8. Lacquer Ware
  9. Wooden Toys
  10. Jute Macrame
  11. Brass Work

Regional Festivals Goa

  1. Goa Carnival
  2. Christmas
  3. Sanvsar Padvo
  4. Ganesh Chaturthi
  5. Easter
  6. Shigmo

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