Goa covers an area of 3,702 km sq and has a total population of 1,457,723 (2011 census). Goa is divided into two districts, North Goa and South Goa. Panaji is the headquarters of North Goa and the district is further divided into four sub divisions and six taluks. The headquarters of South Goa is Madgao and the district is further divided into three sub divisions and six taluks. Each district is governed by a District Collector appointed by the Government of India.
Goa still displays a strong cultural influence of the Portugese who ruled the area in the early 16th century. Goa is famous across India and the world for its beautiful beaches, Portuguese style churches, varied flora and fauna due to being situated on the Western Ghats (A UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Districts of Goa:
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Goa Beaches and Churches:
Goa is essential known for its beaches and some of Goa's most famous beaches are Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach, and Palolem Beach among others. Apart from that, Goa is also known for its Portugese style churches, a lot of which are located in Old Goa. The most famous among these churches are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of St. Catherine and the Church of St. Anne, among others.
Last Updated on: 20th March 2013