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About Goa

Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, the 25th state of the Union states of India, was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. It was a part of Union Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu till 30th May 1987 when it was carved out of form a separate state. Goa covers an area of 3702 square kilometers and comprises two Revenue district viz North Goa and South Goa. Boundaries of Goa State are defined in the North Terekhol river which separates it from Maharashtra, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by Arabian Sea. Goa lies in Western Coast of India and is 594 Kms (by road) away from Mumbai city.

CAPITAL
Panaji
LANGUAGE
Konkani
POPULATION
1.817 M
WEATHER
AREA
3702 km2

Office Bearers

Smt. Mridula Sinha
Hon’ble Governor
Smt. Mridula Sinha
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Hon’ble Chief Minister
Shri. Manohar Parrikar

Major Business Industries

  • Agriculture
    Agriculture

    Agriculture is one of the important economic activities in Goa. The total agricultural area is approximately 1400 sq km from which 1200 sq km is owned by the govt and remaining 200 sq km is owned privately. Rice and coconut are the staple produce of Goa. Paddy is cultivated during the monsoon from the months of June to September.

  • Mining
    Mining

    Mining in Goa started before 1961 when Goa was under the rule of Portugues. The Japanese mineral prospectors had surveyed Goa and found iron ore, manganese and bauxite in the hilly region of the western ghats. The colonial government had granted 336 mining leases. Althought Goa got its liberation from the colonial government on 19 December 1961.

  • Tourism
    Tourism

    Down the corridors of time Goa has been different things to different people. To the Portuguese conquerors it was 'Golden Goa', the El Dorado, the 'Rome of the East'. Such was its beauty and grandeur, that a traveller was moved to remark: 'Whoever has seen Goa, need not visit Lisboa'-Lisbon, which was then the grand epicenter of the Portuguese dominions.

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