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General Information on Goa

Goa is a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India. Goa is situated towards the southern end of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It was liberated from Portuguese colonial rule on December 19, 1961. Goa state has representation in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha at Delhi and has a Legislative Assembly of 40 members.

Area 3,702 sq. Km.
Capital Panaji
Altitude 1,022 metres
Population 14,57,723
Languages English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.779
Literacy Rate 87%
Climate Maximum 32 degrees Celsius, Minimum 21 degree Celsius
Rainfall 320 cms. approximately (From June to September)
Gross State Domestic Product  (GSDP) Rs. 35,135 crores
Net State Domestic Product  (NSDP) Rs. 29,396 crores
No. of Bank Branches 643
No. of Hotels/ Starred Hotels 2,777 / 49
No. of Hotel rooms/ Starred Hotel rooms 26,859/ 4,519

Transport and Communication
Air: Goa is connected by flights to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi and Cochin. Recently, some International flights to Gulf countries have been introduced. International charter flights land in Goa from different countries like UK, Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Rail: Goa is connected by Konkan Railway to Mumbai, Mangalore - Kerala. The existing Vasco-Miraj has been converted into broad guage which has facilitated direct rail journey from Goa to New Delhi. Goa is connected through South Central Railway to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc.

Road: Goa is connected by road to all the major towns in India. But services are available to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kolhapur and Hyderabad. National Highways NH4A, NH 17 pass through Goa.

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