North Goa

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North Goa and its talukas shown in shades of purple

North Goa is ane o the twa destricts that mak up the state o Goa, Indie. The destrict haes a aurie o 1736 km², an is boondit bi Sindhudurg an Kolhapur destricts o Maharashtra state tae the north an east respectively, bi Sooth Goa destrict tae the sooth, an bi the Arabie Sea tae the wast.

Historical backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hintle o the the day's North Goa territories (Pernem, Bicholim, an Sattari) wur unner the Kinrick o Sawantwadi. While Ponda wis sometimes wi Sunda Kinrick or Marathas or Kinrick o Sawantwadi. Hence these territories wur seen as safe haven for the Hindus who wur livin unner continuous fear o the Portuguese Inquisition. These territories wur conquered by Portuguese as pairt o New Conquest in late 18t centuries. These territories then remain wi the Portuguese till 1961 when it wis annexed bi Indie.

Goa an twa ither umwhile Portuguese enclaves became the union territory o Goa, Daman an Diu, an Goa wis organisit intae a single destrict in 1965. On 30 Mey 1987, Goa attained stateheid (while Daman an Diu remained a union territory), an Goa wis reorganisit intae twa destricts, North Goa an Sooth Goa.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its geographical position is markit bi 15o 48’ 00” N tae 14o 53’ 54” N latitudes an 73o E tae 75o E langitudes

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Panaji
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
30.3
(86.5)
28.9
(84)
28.8
(83.8)
29.5
(85.1)
31.6
(88.9)
32.8
(91)
32.4
(90.3)
31.28
(88.3)
Average law °C (°F) 19.6
(67.3)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.8)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
24.7
(76.5)
24.1
(75.4)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
22.3
(72.1)
20.6
(69.1)
23.21
(73.78)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.2
(0.008)
0.1
(0.004)
1.2
(0.047)
11.8
(0.465)
112.7
(4.437)
868.2
(34.181)
994.8
(39.165)
518.7
(20.421)
251.9
(9.917)
124.8
(4.913)
30.9
(1.217)
16.7
(0.657)
2,932
(115.432)
Soorce: wunderground.com[1]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The admeenistrative heidquairters o the destrict is Panaji, which is the caipital o the state o Goa an aw. The destrict forms pairt o a greater region cried the Konkan.

The destrict is dividit intae fower subdiveesions - Panaji, Mapusa, Bicholim, an Ponda; an sax taluks - Tiswadi (Panaji), Bardez (Mapusa), Pernem, Bicholim, Sattari (Valpoi) an Ponda.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2011 census North Goa haes a population o 817,761[2] which is roughly equal tae the naition o Comoros[3] or the US state o Sooth Dakota.[4] This gives it a rankin o 480t in Indie (oot o a total o 640). The destrict haes a population density o 471 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,220/sq mi). Its population growthe rate ower the decade 2001-2011 wis 7.8%. North Goa haes a sex ratio o 959 females for ivery 1000 males, an a leeteracy rate o 88.85%.[2]

Konkani is the mither tongue o a majority o the fowk livin in North Goa destrict. Marathi is spoken by a substantial number o fowk. Inglis an Hindi are unnerstuid bi a majority o the population. Portuguese is spoken an unnerstuid bi a smaw nummer o fowk.

Hotels[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Golden Tulip in Candolim - A 4 Star Resort.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Historical Weather for Panaji, India". Weather Underground. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Comoros 794,683 July 2011 est. 
  4. "2010 Resident Population Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. South Dakota 814,180 

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