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Area: 3702 square kilometers

Altitude: Sea Level to 1,022 mts

Location: Between latitude 15 degree 48'00" North and 14 degree 53'54" North and Longitudes 74 degree 20'13" East & 73 degree 40'33" East.

Population: 14.57 lakh (2012 Census)

Climate: Tropical & coastal weather all through the year.

Max: 34 Degree C
Min: 22 Degree C

Warmest Months: March to May

Coolest Months: June to September

Rainy Season: October to February

Official Language: Konkani. But Marathi, Portuguese, Hindi and English are also widely spoken.

Topography: Goa is bordered by Maharshtra in the north and Karnataka in the south. The Arabian Sea is to its east, while the western ghats is on its west.

The People: The main occupation of native Goans is either farming or fishing.

Transportation: Goa is connected by Air, Rail and Road.

By Air:

Indian Airlines: From Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, New Delhi, Chennai and Thiruvanathapuram.
Private Airlines: Jet Airways, Gujarat Airways, Sahara Airlines operate flights between Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

By Rail: Goa is connected with Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahemedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Chennai and also Mangalore (via the Konkan Railway Corporation Section).

By Road: Goa is connected by good, motorable roads, with all the major towns in India via following National Highways NH4A, NH17 and NH17A.
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Administration

Chief Minister: Digambar Kamat

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