State Goa at a Glance

Important Facts about Goa

State

Goa
State Map
Capital Panaji
Date of Formation 30 May 1987
Chief Minister Present Chief Minister – Shri. Pramod Sawant

List of Chief Ministers of Goa

First Chief Minister – Dayanand Bandodkar

Governor Present Governor – Smt. Mridula Sinha

List of Governors of Goa

First Governor – Gopal Singh

Seat of High Court Mumbai High Court – Panaji, Goa Bench

List of Chief Justice of Goa High Court

Members of Rajya Sabha Total number of Seats – 1

1. Shri Vinay Dinu Tendulkar – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Members of Parliment (MP Seats) Total number of Seats – 02

MP Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. North Goa Present MP Naik, Shri Shripad Yesso
2. South Goa Present MP Sardinha, Shri Francisco Cosme

MLA Seats Total number of Seats – 40

MLA Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. Mandrem Present MLA Shri Dayanand Raghunath Sopte
2. Pernem Present MLA Shri Ajgaonkar Manohar Trimbak
3. Bicholim Present MLA Shri Rajesh Patnekar
4. Tivim Present MLA Shri Nilkanth Ramnath Halarnkar
5. Mapusa Present MLA Shri Francisco C. J. A. De Pinto E Souza
6. Siolim Present MLA Shri Vinoda Datarama Paliencar
7. Saligao Present MLA Shri Jayesh Vidyadhar Salgaonkar
8. Calangute Present MLA Shri Michael Vincent Lobo
9. Porvorim Present MLA Shri Rohan Khaunte
10. Aldona Present MLA Shri Glenn Souza Ticlo
11. Panaji Present MLA Shri. Atanasio Monserrate
12. Taleigao Present MLA Smt. Jennifer Monserrate
13. St. Cruz Present MLA Shri Antonio Caetano Fernandes
14. St. Andre Present MLA ShriFrancisco Silveira
15. Cumbarjua Present MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar
16. Maem Present MLA SHRI Pravin Zantye
17. Sanquelim Present MLA Dr. Pramod Pandurang Sawant
18. Poriem Present MLA Shri Pratapsingh R Rane
19. Valpoi Present MLA Shri Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane
20. Priol Present MLA Shri Govind Gaude
21. Ponda Present MLA Shri Ravi Sitaram Naik
22. Siroda Present MLA Shri Subhash Ankush Shirodkar
23. Marcaim Present MLA Shri Ramkrishna Alias Sudin Dhavalikar
24. Mormugao Present MLA Shri Milind Sagun Naik
25. Vasco-Da-Gama Present MLA Shri Jose Luis Carlos Almeida
26. Dabolim Present MLA Shri Mauvin Heliodoro Godinho
27. Cortalim Present MLA Smt. Alina Saldanha
28. Nuvem Present MLA Shri Wilfred D Sa
29. Curtorim Present MLA Shri Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco
30. Fatorda Present MLA Shri Vijai Sardesai
31. Margao Present MLA Shri Digambar Vasant Kamat
32. Benaulim Present MLA Shri Churchill Alemao
33. Navelim Present MLA Shri Luizinho Faleiro
34. Cuncolim Present MLA Shri Clafasio Dias
35. Velim Present MLA Shri Filipe Nery Rodrigues
36. Quepem Present MLA Shri Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar
37. Curchorem Present MLA Shri Nilesh Cabral
38. Sanvordem Present MLA Shri Deepak Prabhu Pauskar
39. Sanguem Present MLA Shri Prasad S. Gaonkar
40. Canacona Present MLA Shri Isidore Aleixinho Fernandes

Number of District 02

01. North Goa
02. South Goa

Area 3,702 km2
Rank of state by Area 29th
Population(2011) 1,457,723
Literacy rate 88.70%
Types Of Religion Hinduism (66.08%), Christianity (25.10%), Islam (8.33%), Sikhism (0.10%), Buddhism (0.08%), Jainism (0.08%), Other or not religious (0.2%)
Neighbouring States Karnataka, Maharashtra
Neighbouring Countries – –
Main Language Konkani (61%)
Other Languages Marathi(19%), Kannada(7%), Hindi(5%), Urdu(4%), Others(4%)
Biggest River Mandovi River
Number of River 07 (Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal)
Number Lake 03 (Mayem Lake, Carambolim Lake, Curtorim Lake)
Coastline 101 km (Arabian Sea)
Number of Beaches 07
Number of Mountains 03
Agricultural land [Km2]  – –
Forest Land [Km2] 2219 Km2
Latitude 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N
Longitude 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E
City & Town Vasco, Bicholim, Climbel, Councolim, Crchorem-Cacora, Curti, Davorlim, Mapusa, Margoa, Mormugao, Panji, Penha-de-France, Ponda, Quepem, Sancoale, Taleigao
Transport & Communication Road, Railway, Water, Air
AirPorts Goa International Airport
International Airports Goa International Airport (Dabolim airport)
Major Ports  Mormugao harbour
Length of National Highways 262.00 Km
National Highway Number 4A, 17, 17A & 17B
Railway Length 69.31 Km
World Heritage Sites (UNESCO) in Goa Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
Western Ghats (2012)
Sea Beaches in Goa Querim Beach, Kalacha Beach, Arambol Beach, Mandrem Beach, Ashvem Beach, Morjim Beach, Chapora Beach, Vagator Beach, Ozran Beach, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Coco Beach, Kegdole Beach, Miramar Beach, Caranzalem Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Vaiguinim Beach, Bambolim Beach, Siridao Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Baina Beach, Hansa Beach, Hollant Beach, Cansaulim Beach, Velsao Beach, Arossim Beach, Utorda Beach, Majorda Beach, Betalbatim Beach, Colva Beach, Sernabatim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Varca Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Mobor Beach, Betul Beach, Canaiguinim Beach, Cabo de rama Beach, Kakolem Beach, Dharvalem Beach, Cola Beach, Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach, Patnem Beach, Rajbag Beach, Talpona Beach, Galgibag Beach, Polem Beach
Waterfalls in Goa Arvalam Falls, Dudhsagar Falls, Kuskem falls, Kesarval Falls, Tamdi Surla Falls
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, Cotigao WLS, Bondla WLS, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Madei WLS, Netravali WLS
Monuments in Goa Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral
Major Temples Tambdi Surla Temple
Shri Chandranath Temple
Brahma Temple
Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Datta Mandir
Shree Shantadurga (Sangodkarin) Temple
Shree Bhagavati
Saptakoteshwar Temple
Ramnath Temple
Naguesh Temple
Mangueshi Temple
Mallikarjun Temple
Mahalaxmi Temple
Anant Temple
Mahalasa Temple
Devki Krishna
Major Tourist Places The Forts Of Goa, The Temples Of Ponda, Churches Of Old Goa, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Se Cathedral, St Cajetan’s Church, Flea Market at Anjuna, Arvalem Caves and Waterfall, Ancestral Goa, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Mayem Lake, Naval Aviation Museum, Spice Gardens
Legislative Assembly Name The Goa Legislative Assembly (गोंय विधानसभा)
Emblem

Vriksha Deep

State Dance
State Anthem Dii Tekha
Cuisine Rice with fish curry (xit koddi in Konkani) is the staple diet in Goa
State Animal Gaur
State Bird Yellow-throated bulbul
State Flower Plumeria rubra
State Fruit
State tree Matti (Terminalia Elliptica)
Sport Football
Number of National Park 01 (Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National Park)
Movie Industry Name  Konkani Cinema
Festivals CHRISTMAS, DIWALI, GANESH CHATURTHI, FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, SHIGMO, SHIGMO, EID-UL-FITR, CARNIVAL, BONDERAM FESTIVAL
Website www.goa.gov.in

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