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Calangute ([kɔɭoŋɡuʈ]) is a census town with a permanent population of approximately 16,000 (2001) in North Goa, in the state of Goa, India. It is famous for its beach, the largest in north Goa, visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike. The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.
As of the 2001 India census[update], Calangute had a population of 15,776. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. Calangute had an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy was 78% and female literacy 67%. 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.
Calangute has secondary education schools viz. Little Flower of Jesus High school, St. Josephs High school, Don Bosco High School, Mark Memorial High School, apart from the Government Primary schools located in Umtavaddo & Naikavaddo.
Lorna Cordeiro recorded a song in Konkani titled "Calangute" about the town and Calangute Beach.
- Bruno Coutinho – captained the Indian football team.
- The Beatles – travelled to Calangute in the late 1960s. No They Didn't!
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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- Video of Lorna's Konkani song "Calangute" on YouTube
- Calangute travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Calangute Beach