India States and Capitals Flash Cards - Goa

Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan region. It is located between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. t is India's smallest state by area and its fourth-smallest by population

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Goa Facts

Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margão in Goa still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first voyaged to the subcontinent in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it after that. Konkani is spoken as a first language. There are Hindus ,Christians, Muslims and Sikhs in Goa.


Goa is a part of the coastal   part of the country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains,. Goa's seven major rivers are the Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal. Goa has more than 40 estuarine, eight marines, and about 90 riverine islands. This is one of the reasons why most people travel to Goa to enjoy its beaches and scenic beauty.


Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, seeing daytime temperatures of over 35 °C


Goa is India’s richest state with the highest GDP per capita – two and a half times that of the country. Tourism is Goa's primary industry: it gets 12% of foreign tourist arrivals in India. Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In winter, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come, and summer (which, in Goa, is the rainy season) sees tourists from across India. The land away from the coast is rich in minerals and ores, and mining forms the second largest industry. Iron, bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone, and silica are mined.

Goa Food

Rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices, and vinegar, used in the Catholic cuisine, giving the food a unique flavor. Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by Portuguese cuisine.

Goa Monuments

Goa has the Sanctuary of Saint Joseph Vaz in Sancoale. Goa has three important museums: the Goa State Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum and the National Institute of Oceanography. Goa has World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilicaand churches and convents

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