Interesting and fun facts about Goa | Historical Facts

Interesting and fun facts about Goa  | Historical Facts

For years, Goa has been the attraction of the west coast in India.From inexpensive liquor to the ancient sea shores, its cleanliness and cosmopolitan crown have attracted many youths and the elderly. The first thing to note about Goa is that the lifestyle here is very influenced by Portugal.Today we are going to tell some interesting facts about the Goa.

Amazing, History, Famous Fun Facts About Goa  For Tourists and Kids

Here is a list of Interesting and Unknown and omg facts about Goa  as well as In this article, you can also read some historical facts and general information about the Goa  such as facts about culture, history, government rule, total population of the Goa  State.

  1. The state of India, Goa whose official language is Konkani, while the Marathi language is also spoken here.
  2. Goa State Capital is Panaji.
  3. Area of ​​Goa is 3702 square kilometers, it is ranked 29th in terms of area.
  4. Goa Population comes in the 26th position with a population of 14,57,723.
  5. Sex Ratio is 973 women per 1000 males and Literacy Rate of Goa is 88.7%. There are only 2 districts in Goa State
  6. while Lok Sabha seats 2 and 1 seat of Rajya Sabha.
  7. State of Goa State was created on May 30, 1987. The first Chief Minister of this state was Dayanand Bandhodkar and the first Governor Gopal Singh.
  8. In 1843, the Portuguese made Panaji the capital of Goa.
  9. About 61 percent of the people in Goa speak Konkani language,19 percent of the people speak Marathi, 7 percent Kannada, 5 percent Hindi, 4 percent Urdu and other languages.
  10. Goa has long been the Portuguese rule, He spread widely propaganda of Christianity, because of which 27 percent of the population here is Christian. 66 percent Hindus, 9 percent Muslims, and the rest of the other religions.
  11. In 1851, 65 percent of the population of Goa used to be Christian, but the proportion of Christians decreased due to many Christians leave goa and settle to Europe and America.
  12. In 1510, the Portuguese Alfonso de Albuquerque invaded Goa and took control. Albuquerque had another fierce battle with Adil Khan, in which the Portuguese defeated him. In Goa, they killed all the Muslims.
  13. After independence, India demanded that Goa be handed over to India, but Portugal is not ready for it.
  14. In December 1961, a military operation(“Operation Vijay”) was launched and Goa was included in India.
  15. Goa is situated in the Konkan region which comes in the western part of India, the boundaries of this state meet Maharashtra from the north and Karnataka in the south.
  16. Goa was a union territory till May 30, 1987, after which it was granted the status of “state”.
  17. Dudhsagar Waterfall of Goa is one of the highest water springs in India, its height is 310 meters. A scene from the Chennai Express film was filmed right here.
  18. It is on the Jowery River, during the monsoon, the dense greenery attracts thousands of tourists near the Lord Mahavir Sanctuary.
  19. The Maragaon harbor is almost at the confluence of the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers.
  20. Konkani was made the official language of Goa in October 1993. It is written in Devanagari script.
  21. Sonasogor is the highest peak of Goa, its height is 1,165 meters.
  22. Calangute beach is very famous for water sports.
  23. Located on the Chorao island of Goa, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, this is the important bird sanctuary of India, the name of this sanctuary is named after the famous bird scientist Dr. Salim.
  24. The main festivals of Goa are – Carnival, Shigmotsav, Sabora Gordo, Beach Bonanza, Konkani Drama Festival, Chavath, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Shimmo, Dussehra, etc.
  25. Mangeshshi Temple of Goa is the largest temple. This is famous for Lord Mangesh, which was the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
  26. The dead body of Saint Francis Xavier was preserved in Basilica Of Bom Jesus Church. This church is a prestigious symbol of old Goa, this church was built in the year 1605 and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  27. Goa’s economy is mainly operated by the Goa Tourism industry, according to the per capita GDP, Goa is the first place in all the states of India.
  28. In the agricultural resources of Goa – rice is the main agricultural product, followed by ragi, cashew, coconut, and fishing are also included in the state’s economy.
  29. Talk about mineral products the Iron Ore, Magnese, Bauxite Silica Sand are found here.
  30. Goa is considered to be one of the smallest states in India but
  31. In spite of this, the number of beer bars is the highest and this is because of the cheap liquor found in Goa.
  32. If you plan to celebrate Holidays in Goa then do not forget to visit these places Baga Beach, Panaji Beach,
  33. Miramar Beach, Colva Beach, Anjuna Beach, Sinkerian Beach. It is the most delightful of Goa where most tourists come every year.
  34. Most tourists in Goa prefer to run the scooter most because it is cheap and comfortable that you can enjoy the entire Goa.
  35. The most popular sport in Goa is soccer. Here you will find some popular football clubs.
  36. The seashore of Goa is 101 kilometers long.
  37. Goa is situated on the banks of the beautiful seashore and That is why Goa is famous all over the world. There are 40 coastal shores.
  38. The sacred temples of Goa include Shri Kamakshi, Saptakeshwar, Shri Shantadurga, Mahalsa Narayani, Parnam’s Bhagwati Mandir, and Mahalaxmi, etc.
  39. Deenanath Mangeshkar – was a famous artist who was associated with Marathi theater.He was the father of famous playback singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Usha Mangeshkar. He was born in Mangeshi village of Goa.
  40. Anthony Goncalves – 1950’s famous musician and violinist. He was born in Mazda, Goa.  Amitabh Bachchan’s character was dedicated to  Anthony Gonslaw in The film Amar Akbar Anthony.
  41. Ravindra Kelkar – Not only was an eminent Konkani writer but also a great freedom fighter. He was born in Kanakolim of Goa.
  42. Remo Fernandes – who is a famous musician and playback singer of the Bollywood film industry.
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