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Profile of Goa

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General Profile
Situated on the Western Cost of the Indian Peninsula, the State is separated from Maharashtra by Terekhol river in the north, Karnataka in the south, western Ghats in the east and Arabian Sea in the West. The State has been a Portuguese colony and in in 1961 it merged with India as a union territory along with Daman and Diu. IN 1987, Goa was conferred State hood and Daman and Diu was made a separate union territory.

Agriculture
Rice is the main food crop. Pulses, ragi and other food crops are also grown in the State. Main cash crops are coconut, cashewnut, arecanut, sugarcane and fruits like pineapple, mango and banana.

Industry
The State has number of large and medium sector units, besides around 6000 small scale units working in the State. There are 16 industrial estates besides electronic city in the State.


DISTRICT

Taluka

Area (sq. kms.)

North Goa

Bardez

155

Bicholim

238.7

Pernem

241

Ponda

287.6

Sattari

499

Tiswadi

197.9

South Goa

Canacona

351.1

Mormugao

109

Quepem

317.3

Salcete

293

Sanguem

879.4

The state of Goa has a Legislative Assembly with the strength of 40 elected members. Besides Goa has three-elected representatives in the central parliament, one in Rajya Sabha and two in Lok Sabha. The Governor is the head of the state and is advised by the Council of ministers headed by the chief minister. Panaji, a small city along the left bank of river Mandovi, is the seat of the State administration. For administrative purposes, the State has been divided into two districts with Collector as head of the district. These districts have been further divided into 11 talukas headed by Mamlatdars and Block Development Officers looking after administration and development related activities, respectively.

General Information

Languages Spoken Konkani, Marathi, English, Hindi,
Portuguese
Capital Panaji
Districts North Goa and South Goa
Talukas Talukas : Eleven
Major Port Mormugao
Air Port Dabolim
Transport Air, Rail, Road and Sea
Climate Tropical
Tourist Season Throughout the year
Peak Season November to February
Famous Beaches Anjuna, Arambol, Calangute, Colva, Miramar, Mobor and Vagator

Political Information
The State of Goa has a Legislative Assembly with a strength of 40 elected members. Besides, Goa has three elected representatives ( 2 in the Lok Sabha or the Lower House and 1 in the Rajya Sabha or the Upper House) in the Central Parliament. The Governor is the Head of the State and is advised by a Council of Ministers headed by Chief Minister.


 
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