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History

Goa was ruled by the Maurya Empire (Ashoka of Magadha) in the 3rd century BC. It was made Indias 25th State on 30th May 1987, the Largest city of Goa is Vasco da Gama. Goa is also termed as Gomanchala, Gopakapattam etc. historical name of Goa is Sindapur, Sandapur and Mahassapatam.In 1510, Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yusuf Adil shah and settle in permanently in Goa and ruled 450 Years(1510-1961).

Below table will tell more about the GK of Goa and Its history.

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 30 May 1987
2. Capital Formation 30 May 1987
3. Largest city Vasco da Gama
4. Also Known as Konkan, Pearl City of the Orient
5. Ruled By Maurya Empire, Bhojas of Goa, Portuguese Colonial
6. Major Historical Events
  • On 19 December 1961, the Indian Army invaded with Operation Vijay resulting in the annexation of Goa, and of Daman and Diu islands into the Indian union.
  • In 30 May 1987, the union territory was split, and Goa was made India’s twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining a union territory.

Geography Structure

In Goa, the climate is Tropical Monsoon climate under the Koppen climate classification.Goa covers an area of 3,702 square kilometres. It has a coastline of 101 km, Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. The average temperature of Goa is 30°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters.

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area 3,702 km² ( 1,429/ sq mi)
2 Population 14,58,545
3 Rank of the state Area Rank:-29th

Population Rank:- 26th

4 Population Density 394/km²
5 State Bounded By Maharashtra (North)
Karnataka(East and South)
5 Soil & Minerals
  • Alluvial and Loamy
  • Iron ore
  • Manganese ore
  • Bauxite
7 Major Crops
  • Rice
  • pulses (legume)
  • Ragi (Finger Millet)
  • Coconut
  • Cashew nut
  • Areca nut
  • Sugarcane
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Banana
8 Forest Area 2,219 sq. km.
9 Climate Tropical Monsoon Climate
10. Major Port Mormugao port
11. Biodiversity
Hotspots
Western Ghats
12. Marine Protected Area Chorao Island
13. Waterfalls Dudhsagar falls
14 Hill Range Western Ghats
15 Major Flora
  • Bamboo
  • Coconut
  • Mangoes
  • Cashew
  • Jackfruit
  • Pineapples
  • Blackberries
16 Major Fauna
  • Gaur
  • Snake
  • Foxes
  • Kingfisher
  • Mynas
  • Parrots
  • Shrimps, Oyster, Catfish, Jellyfish

River

River Originate from City
Zuari Hemad-Barshem in the Western Ghats Vasco da Gama, Mormugao
Mandovi Western Ghats Panaji, VelhaGoa, Porvorim, Satari,
Cumbarjua, Jamboti
Terekhol Manohargad in the Western Ghats  North Goa district
Chapora Ramghat  Pernem and Bardez.
Talpona Ravan Dongor in between Nane and Kuske on the Sahyadri Mountains Talpona
The Sal  Margao Benaulim, Navelim, Varca, Orlim, Carmona, Dramapur,
Chinchinim, Assolna, Cavelossim, Mobor

Dams

Dama River Length Height  Open
Amthane Dam Amthane Nala 450 m (1,476 ft) 25.21 m (83 ft) 1987
Anjunem Dam Gunuleni Nala 185 m (607 ft) 43 m (141 ft) 1989
Panchwai Dam Zuari 230 m (755 ft) 20 m (66 ft) 1989
Salaulim Dam Sanguem 1,004 m (3,294 ft) 42.70 m(140 ft) 2000

National Park and Wildlife sanctuary

Description Summary
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Usgao-Ganjem VP,
Molem National Park ‎South Goa
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary Canacona Taluka, Khotigao
Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary Valpoi
Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary Verlem
Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary Molem
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary ‎Chorão

Administrative Structure

The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Each district is administered by a district collector, appointed by the Indian government. The governor is the constitutional head of the government of Goa, who is appointed by the President of India. The real executive power rests with the chief minister and the cabinet. The political party or the coalition of political parties having a majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the government. Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha and one seat in the Rajya Sabha.

The head of the bureaucracy of the state is the chief secretary. Under this position, is a hierarchy of officials drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, and different wings of the state civil services. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. Goa has a High Court which has been functioning June 26, 1862, since. All the branches of the government are located in the Panaji. Happy reading

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Panaji
2. Administrative HQ Panaji
3. Chief Ministers Pramod Sawant
4. Governor Satya Pal Malik
6. State Animal Gaur
7. State Bird Yellow-throated Bulbul
8. State Flower Red Jasmine
9. State Tree Terminalia elliptica
10. No. of District 2
11. Loksabha Seats 2
12. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council)
13. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 40
14. Major Airport
  • Goa International Airport
15. Railway Stations
  • Karmali Railway Station
  • Kulem
  • Madgaon
  • Pernem
  • Sanvordem Curchrem
  • Thivim
  • Vasco da Gama
16. Official Language Konkani
17. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
18. Postal Code Different according to Area
19. Vehicle Code GA
20. Judiciary Bombay High Court, Goa bench
21. Seal Goa Seal

Languages

S.No. Languages Percentage
1.
 Konkani
66.11%
2.
Marathi
10.89%
3
Kannada
4.66%
4
Urdu
2.83%
5
Malayalam
0.89%
6
Telugu
0.76%
7  Others 3.57%

Religion

As per the government data the maximum people who are Hindu at  66.08% and 33.92 other religion.

S.No. Religion Percentage
1. Hinduism 66.08%
2. Islam 25.10%
3. Christianity 8.33%
4.  Sikhism  0.10%
5. Buddhism 0.08%
6. Jainism  0.08%
7. Other or not religious 0.2%

Arts & Culture

The Culture of Goa is extraordinary as it remained Portuguese Territory for more than 450 years. The culture of Goa is very interesting as it combines the Eastern and Western styles. Goa is very famous for Goan Carnival and Christmas-New year, its celebration attracts the major number of Tourists.

S.No Description Summary
1 Folk Dance
  • Jagor
  • Natak
  • Tiatr
  • Corridinho
  • Fundi
2 Music
  • Mando
  • Ovi
  • Suvari
3 Major Festival
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Carnival
  • Shigmo
  • Samvatsar Padvo
  • Chavoth
  • Ladainha festival
4 Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Rice with Fish Curry
  • Vindalho
  • Xacuti
  • Sorpotel
  • Idli and Polle
  • Amboli
  • Kailoleo
  • Ros Omelette
5 Traditional Dress
  • Nav Yari
  • Pano Bhaju
  • Valkal
  • Kashti

Temple

Temple Location
Shri Saptakoteshwar Temple South Goa
Maruti Temple Ponda
Mahalaxmi Temple North Goa
Mahadeva Temple Sanguem, Surla
Shri Shantadurga Temple Quepem, South Goa,
Laxmi Narasimha Temple Veling, Goa
Shri Ramnath Temple Ramnathim, Ponda

Stadiums

S.No. Stadiums Sport Place/near
1. Nehru stadium multi-purpose stadium Panaji
2. GMC Stadium multi-purpose stadium Bambolim

Economy

Goa is one of the Indias richest states with the highest GDP per capita– two and a half times that of the country –  the average growth rate of Goa is 8.23% (1990-2000). Goa is one of the few states to achieve rural electrification by 100 per cent. Table Below contains some of the normal questions mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Goa.

S.No Description Summary
1 State GDP ₹0.772 lakh crore (US$11 billion)
2 Growth rate 9.8% 
3 Per capita income ₹ 4,58,304
4 GDP per capita rank 23rd
5 Major Industries
  • Tourism
  • Mining Industry (Iron, bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone and silica)
  • Food Processing
  • IT and ITs
  • Mining
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • fishing
6 Major Imports
  • Sugar
  • Wine
  • Spirituous liquors
  • Dates Drugs
7 Major exports
  • Iron Ore
  • Marine Products
  • Cashew
  • Pharmaceutical

Museum

City Name
Goa Chitra Museum Benaulim
Goa Science Centre Panaji
Goa State Museum Panaji
Naval Aviation Museum Vasco da Gama

Education

Goa state had India’s earliest educational institutions built by the support of Europeans. Medical education in Goa has begun in 1801 at Royal and Military Hospital in the old city of Goa. Goa has Asia’s oldest medical college as Goa Medical College (Since 1845). Goa NIT (National Institute of Technology) and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). All schools in Goa comes under the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Syllabus is Prescribed by the State Education Department.

  Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate (2011) 87%
2. Male 90%
3. Female 84%
4. No. of School 2153 approx
5. Affiliation Board ICSE, NIOS, State Board
6. No. of University 1 (Goa University)
6. Colleges in Goa 120 approx

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Heritage Sites

Goa has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. It has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica[59] and churches and convents of Old Goa. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white-sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Basilica Of Bom Jesus
  • Mangeshi Temple
  • Aguada Fort
  • St. Cathedral
  • Reis Magos Fort
  • Chapora Fort
  • Cabo De Rama Fort
  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Dona Paula 
2 Major Monuments
  • St. Cathedral
  • Church of Lady of Rosary
  • Church of St Francis of Assisi
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Church of the Holy Spirit
3 National Park
  • Bhagwan Mahavir National Park
4 Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Molem Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cotigaon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Madei Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

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