Diverse minorities of around 0.1% included Sikhism and Buddhism. Pork dishes such as Vindalho, Xacuti, chouriço, and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. Panaji has the only Municipal Corporation in Goa. The seat went to the polls on Phase 3 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Western Ghats, which form most of eastern Goa, have been internationally recognised as one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. Goa has two rail lines – one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway. 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. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 7.8%. In the February 1999 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Goa was compared with the Amazon and the Congo basins for its rich tropical biodiversity. Goa Population (1901-2011) Year Population Growth Share (%) Net Change rate (%) to India; 1901: 475,513--0.20: 1911: 486,752: 11,239: 2.36: 0.19: 1921: 469,494-17,258 Therefore, the population increases each year by 0.0332 Million. There was also a short-lived catamaran service linking Mumbai and Panaji operated by Damania Shipping in the 1990s. However, no party was able to gain a majority in the 40 member house. When we go through the population figures of Howrah from 2014-18, it shows that in a span of the last 5 years the population has gone up by 0.556 Million. [citation needed], Goa has three important museums: the Goa State Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum and the National Institute of Oceanography. Goa University, the sole university in Goa, is located in Taleigão and most Goan colleges are affiliated to it. Tiatrs are conducted solely in the Roman script of Konkani as it is primarily a Christian community-based act. Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with lower tourist activity inland. To know the right number as per the population of Goa in 2019, we will need to get the population data for the past 5 years. Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścid duḥkhamāpnuyāt, Goa (/ˈɡoʊə/ (listen)) 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. A relatively small Goan-Portuguese mixed race population resulted from Portuguese colonisation, one estimate being that less than 100 mestiço families left in 1961 when Portugal lost the colony. The population of all cities and towns in the State of Goa by census years. The most commercially successful Konkani film (as of June 2011) is O Maria directed by Rajendra Talak. Photo Gallery; Video Gallery; Presentation(s) Contact Us; Electoral Roll. Hence, the population of Panaji in 2019 is expected to be 255,381 + 13,430.2 = 268,811.2. The coconut tree has been reclassified by the government as a palm (like a grass), enabling farmers and real estate developers to clear land with fewer restrictions. The state was hopeful that changes could be made which would attract a more upscale demographic.[62]. Chutus of Karwar also ruled some parts as feudatories of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur (2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD), Western Kshatrapas (around 150 AD), the Abhiras of Western Maharashtra, Bhojas of the Yadav clans of Gujarat, and the Konkan Mauryas as feudatories of the Kalachuris. It is expected to be completed by 2022.[106]. Other colleges in Goa include Shri Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, V.V.M's R.M. It lies between the latitudes 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N and longitudes 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E. Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau. Goa has four National Highways passing through it. With the population numbers of Jamshedpur from 2014-18 shown above; there is a noticeable increase of 0.09 Million in the past 5 years. There is widespread support for keeping Konkani as the sole official language of Goa. The estimated literacy level of North Goa is 89.57%. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Madei Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary. Carmel College for Women is affiliated to Goa University. Local publications include the English language O Heraldo (Goa's oldest, once a Portuguese language paper), The Gomantak Times and The Navhind Times. These are both Portuguese-era monuments and reflect a strong European character. Urrak is another local liquor prepared from Cashew fruit. Goa has the Sanctuary of Saint Joseph Vaz in Sancoale. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. [36], In March 2005, the assembly was dissolved by the Governor and President's Rule was declared, which suspended the legislature. Hinduism constitutes 66.08% of Goa population. Education, Govt. The Governor, the head of the state, is appointed by the President of India. Difficulty in carbon dating the laterite rock compounds poses a problem for determining the exact time period. Similarly child sex ratio in North Goa district was 941 in 2011 census. In winter, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come, and summer (which, in Goa, is the rainy season) sees tourists from across India. Goa is a beautiful state situated in India and it is bordered by Karnataka as well as Maharashtra. Private schools are preferred over government-run schools. Some notable schools in Goa include Sharada Mandir School in Miramar, Loyola High School in Margao and The King's School in São José de Areal. Most primary schools, however, use Konkani and Marathi (in private, but government-aided schools). Much of the shipments consist of minerals and ores from Goa's hinterland. The Gomant Vibhushan Award, the highest civilian honour of the State of Goa, is given annually by Government of Goa since 2010.[71][72]. [50] Goa has a population of 1.459 million residents as of 2011,[49][better source needed] making it India's fourth smallest (after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh). The strong belief is that the night long performance, awakens the deities once a year and they continue to remain awake throughout the year guarding the village. The BJP was invited to form the Government by Governor Mridula Sinha. [14], Rock art engravings found in Goa exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. A greenfield airport is under construction at Mopa in Pernem taluka. Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. In the Parliament of India, Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha (House of the People) The lower house of the Indian Parliament, one representing each district, and one seat in the Rajya Sabha (Council of the States) The Upper House of the Indian Parliament. 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.