Key Facts

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Key Facts

Goa is a land of amazing contrasts. Of tangible and intangible heritage; of human endeavour and natural wonders; of music and stillness. No other place in the world lets you discover so many worlds in the space of a few hours: outside you and inside you!

Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the West and the imposing Sahyadri mountains on the East, the Goan landscape rises from sea-level to a towering 1022 metres. Several rivers crisscross the state and add to its natural beauty.

Area – 3702 square kms that pack in a world of amazing contrasts Population – Almost 1.5 million happy-go-lucky people (2014). Altitude – Sea-level to 1022 metre.

Location – Latitudes 15 48’00” N and 14 53’54” N and Longitudes 74 20’13” E and 73 40’33” E

Neighbours – Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra towards the North, Belgaum and Karwar Districts of Karnataka to the East and South, and the Arabian Sea to the West.

Major Rivers – Tiracol, Chapora, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal and Talpon.

Popular Beaches – Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Sinquerim, Miramar in the North and Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva,Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim and Palolem in the South.

Wildlife Sanctuaries – The Bondla, Mollem Sanctuaries in the eastern forested hilly areas.