January 18, 2017

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Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city.the architecture of Goa is a combination of Indian, Mughal and Portuguese styles.

The Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used “for all or any of the official purposes. The Government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi.

Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa.Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer.Mando and dulpod are traditional goan musical forms.Rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes.

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