Goa Information

Goa Information

General information:

  • Area: 3702 sq. km.
  • Capital: Panaji
  • Population: 1,457,723
  • Literacy rate: 88.70%
  • Districts: 2
  • Languages: Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English
  • State animal: Gaur
  • State bird: Yellow-throated Bulbul
  • State tree: Matti
  • Goa is a state located on the shore of Arabian Sea.It has two districts namely North Goa and South Goa and the capital is Panaji. It is known for its pristine beaches, beautiful churches and delicious Goan cuisine and much more.

    Goa is well connected when it comes to transportation and commutation. The Goa International Airport is located in Dabolim near the city Vasco da Gama. The government has established a proper connection on road by running the Kadamba Transport Corporation. National highways like NH4A, NH17 pass through Goa. For commutation, private vehicles are available throughout the state. Goan railway lines are administered by South Western Railway which connects this state with Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad etc. and Konkani Railways which connect Goa with Mumbai, Mangalore and Kerala. Cites like Ahmedabad, Mumbai are very well connected to Goa, through air route. 

  • Goa has two world heritage sites as inscribed by UNESCO:

  • The Bom Jesus Basilica
  • Churches and Convents of old Goa.


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