|ARCHEOLOGICAL INTEREST||TRANSPORT||HOSTEL/ HOTEL|
|PLACES OF WORSHIP|
|Area :||3702 sq.km.|
|Languages :||Concanim and Marathi|
|Growth Rate (Percent) :||(Percent) 1981-91 : 15.96|
|Increase [1981-91] :||160,873|
|Density [ Person 5 Per sq. km.]:||316|
|Urban Population :||41%|
|Sex Ration [Female per 1,000 Males] :||969|
|Literacy : 76.96||Males : 85.48, Female : 68.20|
|Per Capita Income [89-90]||Rs : 693|
|Districts||AreaSq K.M.||Population 1991||Head Quarters|
|Universities : Goa University.|
Goa is the smallest state of the Indian Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu. It became the twenty-fifth state in the Indian Union on May 30th 1987 while Daman and Diu remained a Union Territory, administred by the Governor of Goa who simultaneously held office as the Lt. Governor of Daman and Diu also. Since their Liberation on December 19, 1961 from Portuguese colonial rule, the three Land blocks on the west coast of India, were under one administration until 1992. In 1992 a separate administration was appointed for Daman and Diu.
Goa : The
Goa government has introduced since october,1993. Concanim is the Official
Language. It is written in Roman and Devnagri Script.
Administration : The Legistature consists of one house, the Legislative Assembly. Total Seats : 40. The State is divided into districts, North Goa and South Goa, which has 19 and 21 assembly constituencies respectively
Tourist Centres : Old Goa has the Basilica of bom Jezu, where the casket containing the incorruptible body of st. Francis Xavier, the Apostle of Goa, is housed. Other famous shrines are the Se Cathedral and the Assissi Chruch. A few Km away is Ponda, Where the Mangueshi Siva Temple, the Santha Durga Temple and the Nagueshi Temple are Situated. Dona Paual over Looking the Confluence of the Mandovi river, in Panjim, the Aravelam waterfalls, the Mayem Lake, the Dudsagar Water falls, the Bondla Sanctuary, the Mormugao Harbour are some of the other tourist attractions.