Goa is a state on the southwest coast of India known as Konkan and is geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is bounded on the north and Karnataka by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is the smallest state in India by area and the fourth-smallest state by population. Goa covers an area of 3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi). It lies between latitudes 14 ° 53′54 15 N and 15 ° 40 ″ 00 and N and longitudes 73 ° 40 ″ 33 and E and 74 ° 20 ″ 13 The E. The highest point is Sonsogor, whose height is 1,167 meters (3,829 feet). Goa has a seashore of 160 km (99 mi).
Goa has the highest per capita GDP between all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked best by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and topped for the best quality of life in India, by the National Population Commission based on 12 indicators.
Panaji is the state capital, although Vasco de Gama is its largest city. The historical city of Margao still displays the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed as traders in the 16th century and conquered soon after. Goa was a former state of the Portuguese Empire. The foreign territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was withdrawn by India in 1961.
Goa Map – Tourist
Goa Map – Outline