Fast Facts

Goa at a Glance

Fast Facts
Established 30th May 1987
Area 3,702 sq. kms
Capital Panaji
Largest city Vasco da Gama
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (40)
Governor Mridula Sinha
Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar (BJP)
Official language Konkani
Population 1,400,000 (2001 Census)
Literacy 82%
Beaches of Goa Anjuna Beach, Arambol Beach, Baga Beach, Baga Beach, Benaulim Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Chapora Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Miramar Beach, Palolem Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach and Varca Beach.
Churches in Goa Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of Our Lady of Springs Church of St. Anne at Talaulim, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Michael’s Church at Anjuna, Se Cathedral
Major Crops Rice, cashew and coconut.
Major Rivers Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol, Chapora River and Sal
Products manufactured in Goa Pesticides, fertilisers, tyres, tubes, footwear, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, wheat products, steel rolling, fruits and fish canning, cashew nuts, textiles, brewery products.
Airports Goa Airport at Dabolim near the town of Vasco-da-Gama and the Mormugao Harbour handles both the domestic and the international flights.
Airlines Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Air Arabia, Qatar Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines
Districts North Goa and South Goa
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