Goa Facts

Goa is India's smallest state by area located on India's west coast in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese.

Total Area: 3660 sq km
Population: 2 million
Capital: Panaji
Language Spoken: konkani, marathi, english and portuguese
Religion: hindu, muslim and christian
Climate : Moderate, humid with alternate seasons
Temprature : between 22°c and 36°
Rainfall : Annual 400 cms, monsoons (june to september)
Rivers : Tiracol (23kms), Chapora (29kms), Baga (2kms), Mandovi (34kms), Zuari (77kms), Sal (24kms)
Lakes : Mayem, Santa Cruz, Curchorem, Cacora, Carambolim, Chimbel, Curtorim, Benaulim
Sanctuaries : Bondla, Cotigao And Molem (Wildlife), Chorao (Bird).
Crops : Rice, Cashew, Coconut, Areca, Rubber, Oil Palm, Bamboo, Mangoes And Pineapples.
Minerals : Iron, Manganese, Bauxite, Asbestos, Feldspar, Graphite, Quartz, Talc, Silica Sand, Limestone & Laterite Stone.