About Goa - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Goa is located on the west coast of India, a region known as Konkani. Neighboring states are Maharashtra and Karnataka to the north east and south.
The state, bordering the Arabian Sea on the west coast. The state capital is Panaji, although the largest city is Vasco da Gama. Goa was colonized by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, converting many of the locals to Christianity. Portuguese colony lasted for about 450 years until the country was annexed by India in 1961.
Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. It is the richest state in the country in terms of GDP per capita. Also, Goa is among the fastest rates of economic growth in India, the average being 8.23% GDP growth between 1990 and 2000.
Goa is internationally known for its beaches and is visited by hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists every year. Besides beaches, Goa is known for its architecture as part of UNESCO world heritage, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
The primary economic sector is tourism - 12% of all international tourists coming to India lands in Goa. Tourism is mainly in areas near the sea. In the center of the state, there are other productive industries such as mining, because Goa has deposits of iron, manganese, silicon and other minerals. Agriculture, although it becomes increasingly less important to the economy of Goa is an important sector because a significant proportion of the population consists of farmers.
Goa is totally different from the rest of India. This is a small region quite easily explored, both in terms of landscape - rich in jungle-covered hills, and in terms of cultural influences which prevailed today over 400 years of Portuguese domination. Regarding religion, although two thirds of the population occupies hidusii the people of Goa are more liberal than any other part of India.
Goa impresses primarily through its unique combination between west and east, a fascinating relic of white churches, shaded by palm trees, impressive temples, cathedrals Iberian impressive, always crowded bazaars, colonial buildings and cobbled squares, sunny, flanked by colorful flowers.
Cultural mix is evident through the various festivals that take place here - Carnival, Christmas, Diwali and Durga Puja, all celebrated in traditional style chase.
And if you add calm atmosphere, good food and excellent winter climate, we understand why Goa attracts more and more tourists from all over the world.
Goa | Goa is located on the west coast of India, a region known as Konkani. Neighboring states are Maharashtra and Karnataka to the north east and south.
The state, bordering the Arabian Sea on the west coast
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