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AirportDabolim (near Vasco)
AltitudeSea level to 1,022 mts
WaterfallDudhsagar Waterfalls
Rivers Zuari and Mandovi
Animal Gaur (Bison)
Capital Panaji (earlier "Panjim")
Climate Tropical year-round
Dialling (ISD)00 91 832 ........
Dialling (STD)0832 ........
Districts Two (North Goa & South Goa)
Festivals Carnaval, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Shigmotsav
Highest peakSonsogad (3,827 feet)
Languages Konkani, Marathi, Kannada, English
Literacy82 percent
Rail stations Main: Madgaon ( Margao), Vasco
Rainfall3200 mm (June-September)
Major towns Panaji,( Panjim) Margao (Madgaon), Ponda, Old Goa, Vasco
Major faiths Hinduism (65 %), Christianity (30%), Others (5%)
Off seasonJuly 1 to Sept 30
State Tree Matti (Terminalia crenulala)
State Tongue Konkani
State bird Ruby-throated Yellow
Beaches Calangute, Baga, Colva, Miramar
Population Around 1.35 million
Rainy seasonFrom June to Sept (3,200 mm total)
Sea port Marmugao (near Vasco)
Temperature 18 to 42 celcius
Time zone GMT + 51/2 hours.
Total area 3,702 sq km
SeasonTourist season: October to June / Peak: Dec 15 to Jan 10
State drink Feni (see feni)
State dish Fish curry and rice (see fcrr)
Sanctuaries Four wildlife sanctuaries (see wisa)

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