People and Culture of Calangute




The people and culture of Calangute has been influenced by the fascinating history of the area. Calangute is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa. Calangute is a town located at the northern coast of Goa, 13 km from Panjim and 8 km from Mapusa.

Goa was the center of Portuguese colonization in India. More than 400 years of Portuguese rule has left an indelible mark on the society and culture of Goa. Due to the Portuguese influence, most of the people in Goa have adopted Christianity. As an integral part of Goa, Calangute is neither different from this societal aspect nor has dispersed the wonderful secular outlook of the Goanese culture. Despite the majority of Christian people, followers of other religions are treated with equal respect.

The Goan and Calangute culture have imbibed music, festivity and revelry. The fun-loving people of Calangute are also great food lovers. Calangute is known for its ethnic Goan dishes. Tourists from all over the world binge on these heavenly preparations.

Nestled beside the Arabian Sea, the small town of Calangute has a population of around 15,776. Most of the Calangute people are engaged in fishing-related industries and tourism.

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Last Updated on 07 August 2012