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Goa is the smallest state in India by region and the fourth smallest in population by a mix of Hindu (65%) and Roman Catholic 24% Christian. There is also a small Muslim population. Located on the west coast of India in an area known as Konkan, it is bounded on the north and north of Maharashtra by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Panaji is the capital of the state, while Vasco de Gama is the largest city. The historical city of Margo still displays the cultural influence of the Portuguese who occupied Goa for 450 years. Very brief history From centuries of rule by various Indian rulers, the Portuguese arrived in Goa as traders in the early 16th century, and conquered it shortly thereafter.

Portuguese foreign territory existed for about 450 years, until it was withdrawn by India in 1961 (except for a brief period when Goa was annexed by the British during the Napoleonic Wars between 1812 and 1815). During his occupation, the Portuguese converted the majority of Goans to Christianity. Falora, and Geographaua have rich flora and fauna, due to which its location on the Western Ghats range is classified as a biodiversity hotspot. Equatorial forest cover in Goa is 1,424 km2. Goa's wildlife sanctuaries boast over 1512 species of plants, more than 275 species of birds, more than 48 types of animals and over 60 reptiles.

The main rivers of Goa are the Mandovi, the Zuari, the Tarkhol, the Chapora River and the Gowagoa. India currently has the highest rank for the best quality of life (National Population Commission based on 12 years of population). The heart of Goa lies in its villages, which are largely clean, organized and attractive. Most Goan live in villages and prefer to travel to big cities and cities to work every day. The Goan township is governed by the gram panchayat law, headed by a "sarpanch", chosen by the community.

Economigo is one of the richest states in India with the highest per capita GDP and two and a half times the entire country. Its fastest growth rate: 8.23% (Wikipedia). Tourism is the primary industry of Goa: it handles 12% of all foreign tourist arrivals in India.

Mining forms the second largest industry in India and accounts for 39% of India's iron ore exports. Agriculture, mainly rice, cashew and coconut, provides part-time employment to a large portion of the population, while the fishing industry provides employment to about forty thousand people. Goa is famous for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Each year by a large number of international and domestic tourists. Tourism in Goa began in the 1960s, attracting a steady flow of tourists, first hippies and returning migrant Goa, followed by charter tourists (beginning with Germans in 1987) and pilgrims to Catholic and Hindu pilgrims. Used to come

Goa has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica, the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier (considered by many Catholics as the patron saint of Goa), and some named convicts.

Some Facts about Goa

  • Along the coast in Goa, mosquitoes come out largely for an hour around sunset.
  • Close all doors and windows, and this time spray some mosquito repellent (Odomos, a popular Indian brand) and you should be able to survive an attack from this dangerous bug. Mosquitoes are also rarely found on the beach.
  • Big tipping is not common in India; However, if the service is good, we recommend following the global standard of 10-15% of the bill.
  • Many high-end restaurants include a "service charge" on your bill.
  • Smoking is "prohibited", however, it is rarely enforced.
  • The use and sale or exchange of recreational drugs is prohibited by law in India.
  • Be careful of the bottom of the sea.
  • Travel responsibly. Do not litter, especially on beaches.