Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of Area and is considered the melting pot of different cultures and nationalities. It was formerly under Portuguese dominion until it became a part of mainland India in 1962 and attained statehood in 1987.Goa is among the top travel destinations of India that is famous for its beaches, nightlife, architecture, cuisine and attracts large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It hosts variety of flora and fauna, due to its location on the Western Ghats range which is a biodiversity hotspot.
Geographical Location: It is located about 250 miles (400 km) south of Mumbai (Bombay). It is hedged by the Maharashtra on the north and Karnataka on the east and south and by the Arabian Sea on the west.
Climate: The climate of Goa is normally even tempered, with high temperatures generally in the 80s F and low temperatures in the 70s F throughout the year. A southwest monsoon blows between June and September.
Population of Goa in 2019
There are 394 individuals for every square kilometer of area which is higher than national normal 382 per square km. The population of Goa was 1458,545 in 2011 as per the census. According to the data, the state has a sex ratio of 973 females for 1000 males. Majority of population (62.17%) resides in urban areas.
In order to know the population of Goa in 2019, we need to take a brief look at the population trend in the past 5 years-
- 2014 – 2.30 Million
- 2015 – 2.68 Million
- 2016 – 2.89 Million
- 2017 – 3.1046 Million
- 2018 – 3.34952 Million
Since accurate prediction of population is not something that can be calculated overnight, we can still get an idea of the latest figure by analyzing the past population trends thoroughly. On analyzing the given data, we have established that every year the population increases by approximate 0.24492 Million people. Hence, the population of Goa in 2019 is determined to be-
3.34952 Million + 0.24492 Million = 3.59444 Million.
So, the population of Goa in the year 2019 as per estimated data will be 3.59444 Million.
Goa Population 2019 – 3.59444 Million (Estimated).
Demography of Goa
The census of 2011 depicts the population of Goa with 1,458,545 people in which 66.08% were Hindu, 25.10% Christian and 8.3% Muslim. Different minorities of around 0.1% comprised of Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. The Portuguese colonial heritage and the diverse local population of Goa have cultivated a unique cultural landscape. The denizens chiefly consist of Christians and Hindus. One can also spot Muslim population in Goa, as well as smaller communities of Jains, Sikhs, and practitioners of local religions. The western coastland and estuaries are surrounded by Roman Catholic churches, whereas the hilly east is filled with Hindu temples and shrines.
Population Density and Growth of Goa
The population density is 394 persons per square kilometer. The population has a growth rate of 8.23% consistently. The last two decades has witnessed population growth with a rise by 34% in the 70’s and 26% in the 80’s. The census of 2011 illustrates the population growth increased just by 8.23% since the 2001.
State Symbols of Goa
|Bird||Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul|
Fun Facts about Goa
- Goa has astounding number of bars with more than 7000 licensed bars to welcome tourists.
- The famous Feni of Goa has gained Geographical Indication status awarded by Government of India.
- Goa has the highest Per Capita Income in India.
- Asia’s only Naval Aviation Museum is at Goa. There are around six other such exhibitions in the world.
- The Goa Medical College was the first medicinal school in India which aimed to educate prospective doctors and to impart treatments.
- The first Ever English Medium School was opened up in Goa and later on the medium was adopted by other states too.