Goa i// is Indie's smawest state bi aurie an the fowert smawest bi population. Goa is Indie's richest state wi a GDP per caipita twa an a hauf times that o the kintra as a whole. It wis rankit the best placit state bi the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructur an rankit on top for the best quality o life in Indie bi the Naitional Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.
Location o Goa in Indie
Map o Goa
|Lairgest ceety||Vasco da Gama|
|• Govrenor||Bharat Vir Wanchoo|
|• Chief Meenister||Manohar Parrikar (BJP)|
|• Legislatur||Unicameral (40 seats)|
|• Pairlamentary constituency||2|
|• Heich Court||Bombay Heich Court – Goa Bench|
|• Total||3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-GA|
|HDI rank||3rd (2005)|
|^* Konkani is the sole offeecial leid but Marathi is alloued tae be uised for ony or aw offeecial purposes.|
Panaji is the state's caipital, while Vasco da Gama is the lairgest ceety. The historic ceety o Margao still exhibits the cultural influence o the Portuguese, who first laundit in the early 16t century as merchants an conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a umwhile Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory o Portuguese Indie existit for aboot 450 years till it wis annexed bi Indie in 1961.
Renouned for its beaches, places o wirship an warld heritage airchitectur, Goa is visitit bi lairge nummers o internaitional an domestic tourists each year. It haes rich flora an fauna an aw, awin tae its location on the Wastren Ghats range, which is classifeed as a biodiversity hotspot.
In auncient leeteratur, Goa wis kent bi mony names such as Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, an Gomantak. The Indie epic Mahabharata refers tae the aurie nou kent as Goa, as Goparashtra or Govarashtra which means a naition o cowherds. Gopakapuri or Gopakapattanam wur uised in some auncient Sanskrit texts, an these names were mentioned in ither sacred Hindu texts such as the Harivansa an the Skanda Purana an aw. In the third century BCE, Goa wis kent as Aparantha, an is mentioned bi the Greek geografer Ptolemy. The Greeks referred tae Goa as Nelkinda in the 13t century. Some ither historical names for Goa are Sindapur, Sandabur, an Mahassapatam.
Panaji is the heidquairters o North Goa destrict.
Margao is the heidquairters o Sooth Goa destrict.
Municipal Corporation (1): Panaji
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Konkani is the only official language of the state. There actually is no second official language. However, as per notification, Marathi will be used for the purpose of reply by the Government whenever communications are received in that language.
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At present, Marathi and Konkani are two major languages of Goa.
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- Sakshena 2003, p. 5
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