Goa the name is derived from Govearashtra and is the old name for the southern part of Konkan.

Nestled between the Sahyadri Ghats to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa is 64 miles long and 37 miles wide with an area of 1350 square miles. Two rivers divide Goa: Zuari which is 39 miles long and Mandovi which is 36 half miles long. There is a range of mountains called the Western Ghats and the highest is 3827 feet high.


Capital Panaji
Population 1.34 million
Density 363 per sq. km
Urban Population 49.77%
Literacy Rate 82.32%
Male Literacy 88.88%
Female Literacy 75.51%
Sex Ratio 960 (females per 1000 males)

Goa has a population of about 1.34 million of which one third are Christians and remainder Hindu and approximately 10% Muslim. Majority of the population resides in Panaji by Mapusa and Margao.


Goa temperature range from 34 C maximum to 19 C minimum between October and March. Between March and May from 34 C maximum to 27 C minimum. Goa Monsoon is from early June to September with rainfall of 3200 mm. October to March 33 C maximum and a minimum of 27 C.