[30] These rivers are some of the busiest in India. NH-66 (ex NH-17) runs along India's west coast and links Goa to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore to the south. Other than buses, "pilots" tend to be the cheapest mode of transport. Portuguese was the sole official language during Portuguese colonial rule. It is bounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state to the north and by Belgaum district of Karnataka to the east, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian Sea to the west.. In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yusuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timoji, a privateer. [39][40][41], Equatorial forest cover in Goa stands at 1,424 km2 (549.81 sq mi),[13] most of which is owned by the government. and local vacationers every year for its white sand shorelines, nightlife, and According to one statistic, 40 per cent of the state’s population is directly or indirectly dependent on tourism for employment. Since the Portuguese ruled and governed for four centuries, many churches and houses bear a striking element of the Portuguese style of architecture. The Portuguese footballer 'Ronaldo' and Brazilian 'Neymar', are revered superstar football players in Goa. Plateau. Goa: Tourism sector saw up to Rs 7,200 crore loss due to Covid ... according to a survey conducted by the government. Other colleges in Goa include Shri Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, V.V.M's R.M. By taking an average, it is seen that each year the population increases by 0.1758848 Million. Various minorities of around 0.1% included Sikhism Konkani films have been produced in Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala. And according to experts, their figures have upped significantly over the last four years, growing from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018. Population by age group. The Times of India has recently started publication from Goa itself, serving the local population news directly from the state capital. [104] The airport caters to scheduled domestic and international air services. This is the main spot in India where you can ask a Perni Jagor is the ancient mask dance – drama of Goa, performed by Perni families, using well crafted and painted wooden masks, depicting various animals, birds, supernatural power, deities, demons, and social characters. As per the 1851 census, Christians constituted 64.5% and Hindus 35.5% of the population. The All India Radio is the only radio channel in the state that broadcasts on both FM and AM bands. The main occupation of peoples of Goa is fishing. Vasco da Gama is the largest city in the state. [89], Goa is served by almost all television channels available in India. [93] Goa, along with West Bengal and Kerala[93] is the locus of football in India and is home to many football clubs in the national I-League. Most of the countries competing are countries that are members of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), but some are countries with significant Portuguese communities, or have a history with Portugal. [37] In the 2012 Vidhan Sabha Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party along with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won a clear majority, forming the new government with Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister. Tourism is the backbone of Goa’s economy. the unlicensed ones would take the number a lot higher. The history of Goa dates back to prehistoric times, though the present-day state of Goa was only established as recently as 1987. years. History. According to the press reports, government will not impose any specific restrictions on tourists and visitors to Goa, for the seasonal and year end celebrations. Deaths were up to ten percentage points from last year, rising to 1.66 million from 1.51 million recorded in 2019, according to data provided by Rosstat, the … As the state comes under the Bombay High Court, Panaji has a bench in it. "Jagor", the traditional folk dance-drama, is performed by the Hindu Kunbi and Christian Gauda community of Goa, to seek the Divine Grace for protection and prosperity of the crop. [77], The first full-length Konkani film was Mogacho Anvddo, released on 24 April 1950, and was produced and directed by A. L.Jerry Braganza, a native of Mapusa, under the banner of ETICA Pictures. The BJP was invited to form the Government by Governor Mridula Sinha. The tableau of Goa showcases religious harmony by focusing on the Deepastambha, the Cross and Ghode Modni followed by a chariot. How astonishing is The relics are taken down for veneration and for public viewing, per the prerogative of the Church in Goa, not every ten or twelve years as popularly thought and propagated. Though Goa has a very modest population of Jains today, it was once a hub for the religious sect. According to Operation World, the old translation is "little understood today." Goa has the Sanctuary of Saint Joseph Vaz in Sancoale.