Goa at a glance
Goa is a state located on the west coast of India, known for its beaches, nightlife, and Portuguese colonial heritage. The capital city is Panaji, and the largest city is Vasco da Gama. The official language is Konkani, and the population as of 2021 census is approximately 1.5 million.
The economy of Goa is primarily based on tourism, with a significant portion of its GDP generated from the hospitality industry. The state is also known for its mining industry, primarily for iron ore.
Goa has a rich cultural heritage, with a mix of Indian and Portuguese influences. The state is famous for its beaches, such as Baga and Anjuna, and its historic churches, such as the Se Cathedral and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Goa is also known for its seafood, festivals such as the Goa Carnival and Christmas, and its nightlife.
Here, Goa at a glance provides important information and figures about Goa. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.
|Established||30th May 1987|
|Largest City||Vasco da Gama|
|Area Total||3,702 km2|
|No. of Municipal Corporations||1|
|Total Population (Census 2011)||1458545|
|Male (Census 2011)||739140|
|Female (Census 2011)||719405|
|Density (Census 2011)||394 per sq. km|
|Literacy Rate -Total (Census 2011)||88.70%|
|Literacy Rate -Male (Census 2011)||92.65%|
|Literacy Rate -Female (Census 2011)||84.66%|
|Highest peak||Sonsogor (3,366 feet)|
|State Bird||Flame-throated bulbul|
|State Tree||Matti Terminalia crenulata|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||2|
|Rajya Sabha Seat||1|
|Vidhan Sabha Constituency||40|