Static GK: Goa

Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao in Goa still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first voyaged to the subcontinent in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it soon thereafter, whereupon Goa became an overseas territory of the Portuguese Empire, part of what was then known as Portuguese India, and remained as such for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Goa’s official language, which is spoken by a majority of its inhabitants, is Konkani.

Area3,702 km2
Number of Districts2
State FlowerRed jasmine
State FishGrey mullet
State AnimalGaur
State BirdRuby Throated Yellow Bulbul
State Game
State TreeAsan-Coconut Palm
State DanceGoff, Talgadi,Tonya Mel, Mando, Kunbi dance, Suvar, Dasarawadan,Virabhadra
First in State Chief MinisterPratapsingh Rane-30 May 1987-9-January 1990
First GovernorMaj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor)-19 December 1961 -6 June 1962
Name of the ConstitutionGovernment of Goa
Assembly constituency40
Parliamentary constituency2

Festival Name:

S.NoFestival name
1.Bonderam Festival
3.Goa Carnival
4.Grape Festival
5.Sunburn Music Festival

Nick Name of District:

S.NoNick Name of District
1.Pearl of the Orient


Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport)Dabolim

Thermal Power Plants:

Thermal Power PlantsLocation
Reliance Energy LimitedSancoale

Hydro Power Plants:

Hydro Power PlantsLocation

National Parks:

National ParksNearest City
Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National ParkMollem

Forests Name:

Forests NameNearest City
Goa Forest DepartmentPanaji
Nagesh Love ForestChandor

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life SanctuaryLocation
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife SanctuarySanguem
The Cotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCanacona
The Bondla Wildlife SanctuaryMollem
The Mhadei Wildlife SanctuaryValpoi
The Netravali Wildlife SanctuarySanguem
The Salim Ali Bird SanctuaryChorao

Stadium Name:

Stadium NameLocation
Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium)Margao
Tilak Maidan StadiumVasco da Gama

Fort Name:

S.NoFort Name
1.Chapora Fort
2.Cabo de Rama
3.Reis Magos Fort
4.Sinquerim Fort
5.Fort Aguada


1.Bom Jesus Basilica
2.Se Cathedral
3.Church of Our Lady of Miracles
4.Mormugao Port
5.Baga Beach
6.Calangute Beach

River Name:

S.NoRiver Name
1.Mandovi River
2.Zuari River
3.Terekhol River

Dam Name:

Dam NameLocation
Salaulim Dam-Sanguem
Anjunam DamSatari

Lake Name:

S.NoLake Name
1.Mayem Lake
2.Carambolim Lake

Temple Name:

S.NoTemple Name
1.Mahadev Temple
2.Mahalaxmi Temple
3.Shree Nagesh Maharudra Temple
4.Rudreshwar Temple

Dress Code:

Dress Code 
WomenPano Bhaju,sari(‘Nav-Vari),dresses/gowns
MenBamboo Dress, Shirts, Half Pants, Kashti, Kunbi Pallo

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