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        Goa is the 25th number of Union of India. Area wise it is 28th, and population wise 25th but in attraction it is the prettiest. The capital of Goa is Panaji.It stretched 104km from north to south and 59km from east to west. Arabian Sea is on the west, hard and rough Sahyadri mountain region of granite basalt on the east, Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra on the north and Karoar district of Karnataka is on the south. The semi circular beautiful state is the motherland of Konkonis. Goa-Daman-Diu state, constituted with this three named separate districts was under Central rule for long. On 30th May, 1987, Goa district of the past, having been constituted with 11 taluks was given state status of Indian Republic.

        Rivers originated from Western Ghat and Sahyadri mountain regions and Arabian Sea keep the state fertile. Goa is evergreen with its eternal perennial produce of cashew and coconut, jack fruit and juicy mango. Human habitants have grown up on the creeks between the two rivers- Mandovi and Juari. Red laterite barren down land of Goa is rich in its mineral produce and resources like manganese, iron and bauxite etc. botanists paradise Goa has a 1424.38sq km of forest land with over 3500 kinds of herbs and bushes and Bison, tiger, panther, cheetah, elephant, deer and various types of birds. The vast land of estuary of two rivers Mandovi and Juari is covered with mangrove forest.  Wildlife and Marine birdlife have added to the tourist attraction of Goa.

        The history of Goa narrates an interesting testimony. After long 451 years of Portuguese rule, Goa-Daman-Diu became free to be an integral part of Indian Republic on 19th December,1961. Goa is an ancient land, has been an envious object since past as well. Portuguese, French, British, Dutch and such other invaded Goa in succession. Some ventured for expedition, some for trade and profit, yet some ventured to the cause of serving the mankind. In the ancient past Goa was said as the Queen of the Orient.

       Hills and mountains, rivers and rivulets, ocean and seas-they all are the body constituents of Goa. Both sea-bath and sun-bath are tenderly celebrated in the laps of 40 pretty golden beaches all at the foot of olive-green low-height hills and mountains extended far and wide of 105km sea coast. Sea coast in Goa is one of the best in all the coastal belts in the world.

        The main language spoken here are Konkani in Devnagari script. In conversation Portuguese and Marathi have similarity in tone. Marathi, English and Hindi are equally in use. The literacy rate in Goa is 82%in Goa.

       

Climate-

       Climate variations help Goa being pleasant in nature. Goa is tropically known as heaven. One may easily feel the absence of winter wearing only ordinary half sleeve sweater in December- January evening is enough. There is neither unbearable heat and autumn is pleasant. Monsoon is best for the tourists to be in Goa. The Western Ghat mountain range and the whole state is covered with lush green vegetation and with rainfall on the leaves of trees, colorful flowers and chirping birds.

 

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