25 Important Facts About the State of Goa [Smallest State in India]

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25 Important Facts About the State of Goa: Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India. It is the smallest state by area in India. Its capital city is Panaji. The official language of Goa is Konkani. Here are the list of 25 important facts about the state of Goa.

25 Important Facts About the State of Goa

1. Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India.

2. Panaji is the capital city of Goa. Vasco da Gama is the largest city of Goa.

3. Konkani is the official language of Goa.

4. Goa is bound by Maharashtra to the north, and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea in the west.

5. Goa is the smallest state of India by area. It is also the fourth-smallest state by area.

6. The Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, and Palolem Beach are some of the famous beaches in Goa.

7. Goa covers an area of about 3,702 square kilometers.

8. The Sonsogor Peak is the highest point in Goa.

9. The Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Cumbarjua canal, Talpona, and the Sal are the seven major rivers in Goa.

10. Mormugao is considered one of the best natural harbours in South Asia. It is on the mouth of the Zuari river.

11. There are two districts in Goa: North Goa and South Goa. Panaji is the headquarter of North Goa district and Margao is the headquarter of South Goa district.

12. Nanda Lake is the first and the only Ramsar wetland site in Goa.

13. Gaur is the state animal of Goa.

14. The Flame-throated Bulbul is the state bird of Goa.

15. the Indian Laurel is the state tree of Goa.

16. A native of Goa is called a Gaon.

17. There are three important museums in Goa: the Goa State Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum, and the National Institute of Oceanography.

18. The Gomant Vibhushan Award is the highest civilian honour of the state of Goa.

19. Dekhnni, Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando, Dulpod, and Fado are the traditional art forms of Goa.

20. Konkani cinema is an Indian film industry. 24 April is celebrated as Konkani Film Day.

21. Rice with fish curry is the staple food in Goa.

22. Feni is the most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa.

23. There are two international Airports in Goa are Goa International Airport at Dabolim, and Manohar International Airport at Mopa.

24. Dudhsagar waterfall is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa. It is one of India’s tallest waterfalls.

25. St Cathedral Church is in Goa. It is one of the largest churches in Asia. It has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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