Dabolim Airport or Goa Airport is the sole international airport in Goa. It operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa, it is 4 km from the nearest city Vasco da Gama, 23 km from Margao, about 30 km from the state capital Panjim. The airport's integrated terminal was inaugurated in December 2013. In fiscal year 2017–18, the airport handled over 7.6 million passengers. Due to capacity constrains at the terminal and air traffic congestion due to strong military and naval presence, a second airport at Mopa was proposed and is under early stage of construction with scheduled completion in 2020; the airport was built, in 1955, by the Government of the Estado da Índia Portuguesa, on 249 acres of land, as the Aeroporto de Dabolim, officially renamed to Aeroporto General Bénard Guedes. Until 1961, the airport served as the main hub of the Portuguese India's airline TAIP, which on a regular schedule served Daman, Karachi, Portuguese Timor, other destinations. During the Indian annexation of Goa, in December 1961, the airport was bombarded by the Indian Air Force with parts of the infrastructure being destroyed.
Two civilian planes that were in the airport – a Lockheed Constellation from TAP and a Douglas DC-4 from TAIP – managed to escape with refugees, during the night, to Karachi. In April 1962, it was occupied by the Indian Navy's air wing when Major General K. P. Candeth, who had led the successful military operation into Goa, "handed over" the airport to the Indian Navy before relinquishing charge as its military governor to a Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Goa and Diu in June 1962. For civilian air travel out of Vasco da Gama and Goa, the Indian Navy and the Government of India invited the public sector airline to operate at Dabolim from 1966 after the runway was repaired and jet-enabled. A new domestic terminal building was built in 1983, designed to process 350 arrivals and departures while the international terminal, built in 1996 was designed for 250. Once two vital road bridges across the main waterways of Goa were built in the early 1980s, Goa hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1983, the charter flight business began to take off at Dabolim a few years pioneered by Condor Airlines of Germany.
In 2006, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry announced a plan to upgrade Dabolim Airport. This involved constructing a new international passenger terminal and adding several more aircraft stands over an area of about 4 hectares; the construction was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007. However delays in transfer of the required land from the Navy held up proceedings; the modernisation project of Goa Airport was one of 35 airport expansion projects undertaken by the AAI and, in terms of size and money, was its third largest project after the ones at Chennai and Kolkata airports. It included the construction of an integrated terminal building to replace the older terminals, a multi-level car parking facility to accommodate between 540 and 570 cars and construction of additional parking stands for aircraft, among others; the AAI acquired additional land from the Indian Navy and the State Government for apron expansion and the expansion of the older international terminal building complex.
The foundation stone for the terminal was laid on 21 February 2009, the project work began in May 2010 and construction of the terminal began in May 2011. The terminal can handle 2,750 peak hour passengers, cost ₹3.45 billion and was inaugurated on 3 December 2013. The airport is spread over 688 hectares and consists of a civil enclave of nearly 14 hectares, an increase from its original size of 6 hectares; the civil enclave is operated by the AAI. The Navy's premises straddle the Dabolim runway and its personnel cross at one point between flights. One point near the terminal constrains the enlargement of aircraft parking space. Of the 130–140 flights daily, there is a large concentration of civilian traffic in the period between 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm during weekdays, with the balance in the early morning hours; this is because of naval restrictions for military flight training purposes throughout the year. The huge demand during the peak Christmas/New Year tourist season results in the sharp spiking of air fares during this period.
Night operations have been permitted and enabled since October 2007 but they have taken place only an ad hoc basis subject to the mandatory clearance of the naval ATC. The airport's integrated terminal building handles both domestic passengers, it was opened in December 2013. The building design features large steel span structures and frameless glazing; the 62,000 square metre terminal is designed to cater to five million passengers annually. It is equipped with 8 aerobridges; the terminal features an in-line baggage scanning system and a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant. It has 75 check-in counters, 22 immigration counters for departures, 18 immigration counters for arrivals, 14 security check booths and 8 customs counters; the basement of the four-level terminal has utilities like cargo handling. The check-in counters are placed on the ground floor while the first floor has security check booths; the second floor has the security hold area. The old terminal buildings were shut down after the commissioning of the new terminal.
Several European charter airlin
A primary school is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about five to eleven, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school. In most parts of the world, primary education is the first stage of compulsory education, is available without charge, but may be offered in a fee-paying independent school; the term grade school is sometimes used in the US, although this term may refer to both primary education and secondary education. The term primary school is derived from the French école primaire, first used in 1802. Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth nations, in most publications of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization. Elementary school is preferred in some countries in the United States and Canada. In some parts of the United States, "primary school" refers to a school with grades Kindergarten through second grade or third grade. In these locations, the "elementary school" includes grades four to six.
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Pernem is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. Pernem is located at an average elevation of 47 metres. Pernem is one of the twelve sub-districts of Goa. Pernem sub-district consists of one municipality. Pernem sub-district is surrounded by Vengurla and Sawantwadi sub-districts of Sindhudurga to the north, Dodamarg sub-district of Sindhudurga to the east and Bicholim to the south and the Arabian sea to the west. Agarvado, Amberem, Cansarvornem, Chandel, Corgao, Ibrampur, Morjim, Ozorim, Parcem, Poroscodem, Tamboxem, Torxem, Uguem, Virnora; as of the 2011 India census, Pernem Municipal Council has population of 5,021 of which 2,557 are males while 2,464 are females. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 402, 8.01% of total population of Pernem. In Pernem Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 964 against state average of 973. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Pernem is around 836 compared to Goa state average of 942. Literacy rate of Pernem city is 91.19% higher than state average of 88.70%.
In Pernem, Male literacy is around 94.65% while female literacy rate is 87.64%. A Chapel in Pernem was built in 1852 by the Portuguese after their successful Novo Conquistas campaign, it was elevated into a Parish on 2 January 1855. St. Joseph Church, Pernem was rebuilt in 1864; the Parish was renovated in 2002. The Parish has 5 substations. Fr. Paulo Dias is appointed as the Parish Priest. Pedne is famous for Dussehra. There are total 5 days of festival and it gets end on Kojagiri Pournima. On the day of Kojarari Pournima a big feast is organised. People from Maharashtra and Karanataka visit Pernem. People visit temples like Adisthan Mangar, Rawalnath, Dwarpal, Gautameshwar, Mulvir and Shri Nagnath; this is one of the biggest feasts of Goa. There is no major source of income in the sub-district; the sub-district market does not attract too many people from around the area. Most of the people depend on other regions for employment. Pernem consists of around 200 small enterprises. Thursday weekly market is exceptional, the second largest in North Goa.
Viscount of Pernem High School, Shree Bhagwati High School and St Joseph High school are 3 high schools, 1 Govt Higher Secondary, 1 Govt college of arts and commerce and 1 ITI. For higher education in Science and Medicine students have to go to other cities. Due the beaches near pernem many tourists visit this beautiful town. There are two waterfalls in Pernem. One, in Mauli Temple area at Sarmale and another at Mulvir Temple area at Malpe. Pernem is well connected by the Konkan railway. Pernem railway station is the first railway station in Goa for inbound trains from Mumbai. Mandovi Express, Konkan Kanya Express and Goa Sampark Kranti Express halt here. National Highway 17 passes through this area which connects it to Bombay and Mangalore
Panaji known as Panjim, is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi River estuary in the Ilhas de Goa sub-district. With a population of 114,759 in the metropolitan area, Panjim is Goa's largest Urban agglomeration, ahead of Margão and Vasco da Gama. Panjim has terraced hills, concrete buildings with balconies and red-tiled roofs, a riverside promenade. There are avenues lined with gulmohar and other trees; the Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is located overlooking the main square known as Praça da Igreja. Panjim has been selected as one of hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission; this city of stepped streets and a seven kilometre long promenade was built on a planned grid system after the Portuguese relocated the capital from Velha Goa in the 17th century. It was elevated from a town to a city on March 22, 1843 making it the oldest civic institution in Asia.
The city's present official name is Panaji. The Portuguese name was Pangim, although named Nova Goa; the city is popularly called Panjim. It has been renamed Panaji since the 1960s; the city is called Ponnjé in Konkani. Earlier a small village on the river front, in 1843 the city had been renamed Nova Goa when it replaced the city of Goa as the capital of Portuguese India, though the Viceroy had moved there in 1759; the justification of the modern word Panaji is derived from the words panjani and khali, which mean a boat and a small creek in Sanskrit. Thus the modern word Panjim is believed to be a corruption of the old word Panjanakhani as inscribed on the discovered Panjim copper-plates dated 1059 CE, belonging to the rule of Kadamba king Jayakesi I. According to legend, this northern capital city was mentioned in a stone inscription of Kadamba king Jayakesi I dated 1054 CE as'Panjanakhani', giving him the epithet of Padavalendra, Kannada for lord of the western ocean; some historians state that it was named after a Shia Muslim shrine called a "Panja" on one of the coastal hill tops.
Panjim was annexed by India with the rest of Goa and the former Portuguese territories after the Indian invasion of Portuguese India in 1961. It became a state-capital on Goa's elevation to statehood in 1987. Between 1961 and 1987, it was the capital of the Union Territory of Goa and Diu. A new Legislative Assembly complex was inaugurated in March 2000, across the Mandovi River, in Alto Porvorim. Panjim is the administrative headquarters of North Goa district. Panjim is located at 15°29′56″N 73°49′40″E, it has an average elevation of 7 metres. During the 2011 census of India, Panjim had a population of 114,405. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%, it had an average literacy rate of 90.9%. In Panjim, 9.6% of the population was under 7 years of age. Panaji features a tropical monsoon climate; the climate in Panaji is hot in equable in winter. During summers the temperature reaches up to 32 °C and in winters it is between 31 °C and 23 °C; the monsoon period is from June to September with heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
The annual average rainfall is 2,932 mm. The heart of the city is the Praça da Igreja where the Jardim Garcia de Orta with the Portuguese Baroque Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição built in 1541. Other tourist attractions include the old and rebuilt Adilshahi Palace, dating from the sixteenth century, the Institute Menezes Braganza, the Mahalaxmi Temple, the Jama Masjid Mosque, the Chapel of St. Sebastian and the Fontainhas area—which is considered to be the old Latin Quarter—as well as the nearby beach of Miramar. Hanuman Mandir at Malā on the hill top and its annual zatrā in February are a major attraction of Panjim. Panjim hosted the relics of Saint John Bosco till 21 August 2011 at the Don Bosco Oratory; the carnival celebrations in February include a colourful parade on the streets. This is followed by Holi; the Narkāsūr parade on the night before Diwali in the city is colourful. Well-known places in Panjim are Mala area, Miramar beach and the Kala Academy. Kala Academy is a place where Goa showcases its culture.
Situated on the banks of Mandovi River in the heart of Panjim is ‘Old Secretariat’ building popularly known as ‘Adil Shah’s Palace’. In 1500’s the Portuguese conquerors renamed it as ‘Idalcao’s Palace’ and was the temporary residence of the first ‘Viceroy of Goa’. In 1963 this ancient structure was renovated by Goa Government to house Goa Legislative Assembly; this Structure today is'The Goa State Museum'. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary named after the ornithologist Dr Salim Ali; the sanctuary, located in the village of Chorão, near Panjim, plays host to rare and endangered bird species—both migratory and resident. Goa is famous for its beaches, Miramar and Dona Paula are three popular beaches located near Panjim. Dona Paula is the meeting point for two of Goa’s famous rivers and Mandovi; these two rivers meet at the Arabian Sea. The official residence of the Governor of Goa, known as Cabo Raj Bhavan, is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula. Miramar Beach is one of the more crowded beaches in Goa
Goa is a state on the south-western coast of India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast, it is the fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country, it was ranked the best-placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators. Panaji is the state's capital; 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. Goa is a former Portuguese province. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture.
It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot. In ancient literature, Goa was known by many names, such as Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Govapuri and Gomantak. Other historical names for Goa are Sindapur and Mahassapatam. Prehistory Rock art engravings found in Goa exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. Goa, situated within the Shimoga-Goa Greenstone Belt in the Western Ghats, yields evidence for Acheulean occupation. Rock art engravings are present on laterite platforms and granite boulders in Usgalimal near the west flowing Kushavati river and in Kajur. In Kajur, the rock engravings of animals and other designs in granite have been associated with what is considered to be a megalithic stone circle with a round granite stone in the centre. Petroglyphs, stone-axe, choppers dating to 10,000 years ago have been found in various locations in Goa, including Kazur and the Mandovi-Zuari basin. Evidence of Palaeolithic life is visible at Dabolim, Shigao, Arli, Diwar, Sanguem and Aquem-Margaon.
Difficulty in carbon dating the laterite rock compounds poses a problem for determining the exact time period. Early Goan society underwent radical change when Indo-Aryan and Dravidian migrants amalgamated with the aboriginal locals, forming the base of early Goan culture. Early History In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa. Between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD, Goa was ruled by the Bhojas of Goa. Chutus of Karwar ruled some parts as feudatories of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur, Western Kshatrapas, the Abhiras of Western Maharashtra, Bhojas of the Yadav clans of Gujarat, the Konkan Mauryas as feudatories of the Kalachuris; the rule passed to the Chalukyas of Badami, who controlled it between 578 and 753, the Rashtrakutas of Malkhed from 753 to 963. From 765 to 1015, the Southern Silharas of Konkan ruled Goa as the feudatories of the Chalukyas and the Rashtrakutas.
Over the next few centuries, Goa was successively ruled by the Kadambas as the feudatories of the Chalukyas of Kalyani. They patronised Jainism in Goa. In 1312, Goa came under the governance of the Delhi Sultanate; the kingdom's grip on the region was weak, by 1370 it was forced to surrender it to Harihara I of the Vijayanagara empire. The Vijayanagara monarchs held on to the territory until 1469, when it was appropriated by the Bahmani sultans of Gulbarga. After that dynasty crumbled, the area fell into the hands of the Adil Shahis of Bijapur, who established as their auxiliary capital the city known under the Portuguese as Velha Goa. Portuguese period In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yusuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timayya, they set up a permanent settlement in Velha Goa. This was the beginning of Portuguese rule in Goa that would last for four and a half centuries, until its annexation in 1961; the Goa Inquisition, a formal tribunal, was established in 1560, was abolished in 1812.
In 1843 the Portuguese moved the capital to Panaji from Velha Goa. By the mid-18th century, Portuguese Goa had expanded to most of the present-day state limits; the Portuguese lost other possessions in India until their borders stabilised and formed the Estado da Índia Portuguesa or State of Portuguese India, of which Goa was the largest territory. Contemporary period After India gained independence from the British in 1947, India requested that Portuguese territories on the Indian subcontinent be ceded to India. Portugal refused to negotiate on the sovereignty of its Indian enclaves. On 19 December 1961, the Indian Army invaded with Operation Vijay resulting in the annexation of Goa, of Daman and Diu islands into the Indian union. Goa, along with Diu, was organised as a centrally administered union territory of India. On 30 May 1987, the union territory was split, Goa was made India's twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining a union territory. Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km2, 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, an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
North Goa district
North Goa is one of the two districts that make up the state of Goa, India. The district has an area of 1736 km², is bounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state to the north and by Belgaum district of Karnataka to the east, by South Goa District to the south, by the Arabian Sea to the west. Much of the today's North Goa territories were under the Kingdom of Sawantwadi. While Ponda was sometimes with Sunda Kingdom or Marathas or Kingdom of Sawantwadi. Hence these territories were seen as safe haven for the Hindus who were living under continuous fear of the Portuguese Inquisition; these territories were conquered by Portuguese as part of New Conquest in late 18th centuries. These territories remain with the Portuguese till 1961 when it was annexed by India. Goa and two other former Portuguese enclaves became the union territory of Goa and Diu, Goa was organised into a single district in 1965. On 30 May 1987, Goa attained statehood, Goa was reorganised into two districts, North Goa and South Goa.
Lured by the thrill of discovery and goaded by the prospect of seeking Christians and spices Portugal embarked on perilous voyages to the Orient which culminated in Bartholomew Dias’ trip round the Cape of Good Hope. This spectacular breakthrough opened new vistas. A decade Vasco Da Gama set off eastwards and in 1498 landed in Calicut and broke the Arab monopoly of trade. Fired with the dream of establishing an Eastern Empire for Portugal, Afonso De Albuquerque, Governor-General of Goa, set to acquire stragetic centers the trade route. At the invitation of the Admiral of the Vijayanagar’s fleet, he occupied Goa with little initial opposition. Though temporarily routed, he triumphantly regained possession of the city on November 25, 1510 and kneeling in the public square he dedicated Goa to St. Catherine whose feast was on that day. In 1530 Goa became the capital of the Portuguese Empire in the East and mistress of the sea from the Cape of Good Hope to the China Sea; the arrival in 1542 of a young Spanish nobleman turned Jesuit, with a brilliant background of academic learning, created an impact, tremendous.
His compassion for the weak and the downtrodden, his dynamic zeal and his innate holiness edified many. Two years after his death in 1552, the incorrupt body of the saint was enshrined in Goa, it continued to attract pilgrims from all over the world to this day. The first printing press of moveable types in the whole of India printed Doutrina Christa written by Francis Xavier & Garcia de Orta called Colloquios Dos Simples Drogos Medicinais & an early work of the famous poet Luis De Camoes entitled Os Disparates Da India. To intensify the flickering torch of freedom, the Indian Socialist leader, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, courted arrest on June 18, 1946 by defiantly addressing a mammoth meeting in Goa. In August 1946, at Londa on the border, a mass meeting of Goan nationalist workers charted out a plan of non-violent action. To express the peoples’s longing for freedom, satyagrahas were launched till the year ended in different parts of the Portuguese enclaves and resulted in 1500 Goans being imprisoned and the ring leaders deported.
After the French withdrawal from India a futile attempt was made by the Government of India to negotiate with the Portugal for a peaceful transfer of its possession to the Indian Union. The Goa Action Committee was formed in Bombay to awaken sympathy for its cause within the country and abroad. In 1958 all parties amalgamated under the banner of Goan Political Convention presided over by Professor Aloysius Soares. In a planned action by Armed forces, the Government of India entered Goa. Scant resistance was offered and on December 1961 with hardly any bloodshed, Goa was liberated from the Portuguese to remove the last vestiges of foreign domination in India, its geographical position is marked by 15o 48’ 00" N to 14o 53’ 54" N latitudes and 73o E to 75o E longitudes The administrative headquarters of the district is Panjim, the capital of the state of Goa. The district forms part of a greater region called the Konkan. Nila Mohanan of the Indian Administrative Service is the District Collector.
The district is divided into three subdivisions – Panjim and Bicholim. Ponda Taluka shifted from North Goa to South Goa in January 2015. According to the 2011 census North Goa has a population of 817,761, equal to the nation of Comoros or the US state of South Dakota; this gives it a ranking of 480th in India. The district has a population density of 471 inhabitants per square kilometre, its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 7.8%. North Goa has a sex ratio of 959 females for every 1000 males, a literacy rate of 88.85%. Konkani is the mother tongue of a majority of the people living in North Goa district. Marathi is spoken by a substantial number of people. English and Hindi are understood by a majority of the population. Portuguese is spoken and understood by a small number of people. North Goa is famous for beaches which include Anjuna Beach, Candolim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Calangute Beach, Arambol Beach and a few others. Other tourist sites include The church of Mae De Dues and the temple of Boghdeshwara.
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