Goa is the northwestern state of India. Its capital is Panaji. The largest city in the state is Vasco Da Gama. It has only 2 districts. It is the fourth-smallest state in India. Goa is the richest state and it is popular as Rome in the East.
The Portuguese ruled over the state after the Independence but eventually, Goa became a liberal Union Territory with Daman and Diu on 19 December 1961. On 30 May 1987, Goa became an autonomous Indian state, and Konkani was recognized as the official language of Goa.
Fairs and festivals
The state has distinct Hindu as well as Christian fairs and festivals such as the Shigmo festival, sunburn festival, Christmas, Goa carnival, wine festival, easter, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, and much more.
The state covers 3,702 km² of area. It is divided into four geographical regions- the flood plains, the eastern hill, the central valley land, and the coastal plains. It shares its boundaries with Maharashtra and Karnataka in the east and south.
According to the 2011 census, the state has 1,459 of the total population. There are the least popular tribes. Goa is one of the least populous states.
Goa has a unique cultural heritage due to its distinct religions. All religions like Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Catholics celebrate all festivals together without a religious barrier. Their handicrafts are quite popular among tourists. In Goa, Hindu women usually wear a Nav-vari saree and Catholic women adorn gowns. Men's attire is western wear and fishermen wear shirts with half pants and bamboo hats.
Konkani is the legitimate language even though it is the most spoken language of the state, while other languages are spoken in the state i.e., Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Portuguese, and Kannada. Only 1% of people use the Portuguese language.
Goa is famous for its beautiful places and beaches. Tourism is the primary monetary generator of the state. There are various tourist attractions like Fort Aguada, a heritage museum, Bom Jesus Basilica, a wax museum, and many others. The state has numerous tourist locations such as museums, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, and waterfalls.
Goa had the highest literacy rate. The literacy rate was 87.40% as of 2011. There is a good education system and the best educational institutions. There is less need for private schools because government schools are prevailing at the top.
Dances and music
The state is fond of dance and music. The famous folk dances are Zagora dance, Ghode Modni, lamp dance, danger, Dekhni dance, Goff Talgadi, and stigma. The people of Goa love kirtan, bhajan, and Natak.
Goa Cuisine has the aroma of western and Indian styles. It is influenced by Portuguese cuisine. There are varieties of fish dishes cooked. The most usual diet is rice with fish curry. They mainly use coconut oil and coconut for cooking. The famous street food is Dos Omelet. The popular dishes are chamuças, Gaon prawn curry, pork vindaloo, and Tandori lobsters with fries and vegetables.
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