Area :  3702
Capital : Panjim
Languages :  Concanim and Marathi
Districts : 02
Population  :  1,168,622
Males : 593,563
Females : 160,873
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
North Goa 1713.0 6,63,773 Panjim
South Goa 1946.7 5,04,849 Margao
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.