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Goa, a state on India's West coast, is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history. Spread over 3,700 km² with a population of approximately 1.4 million, Goa is small by Indian standards. It has a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year (including about 400,000 foreign tourists).
Panaji, also known in English as Panjim, is the capital city of the tiny state of Goa in India. It has its own charm, a river flowing along one side of the city, some areas which are low-rise and red-roofed, and even a Latin Quarter at the eastern end of town. Increasingly, it is shaping itself as a centre where cultures meet and creativity flourishes.
Vasco da Gama is a port city in the west coast Indian state Goa. Vasco -- as Goa's most populous overgrown town is referred to, and the adjoining Mormugao port are busy, dusty and mainly commercial centres today. Mormugao Port was constructed in 1888, and is today one of the major ports of India. Between one-third of India's ore exports leave from here.
Mapusa is a town in North Goa. It is the main commercial centre in North Goa. It is basically a town for locals, who throng to it for their shopping and commercial requirements. However, Mapusa has a very colourful weekly Friday Market that goes on from early morning to late evening, and it increasingly attracts a number of tourists.
Margao is the second largest city in the Indian state of Goa, located 33 km from the state capital Panaji.
village in Maharashtra, India
town in Karnataka, India
Ratnagiri (रत्नागिरी) is in the Ratnagiri (district) of Maharashtra, Western India.
ancient and medieval monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India
The Goa Chitra is a museum based in the former Portuguese colony of Goa. It has a large collection—over 4000 artefacts—focusing on Goa's traditional agrarian technology and lifestyle.
Census town in Goa, India
Sub-district in Goa, India
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