Valpoi

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Valpoi
वाळपय
city
Valpoi is located in Goa
Valpoi
Valpoi
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°32′N 74°08′E / 15.53°N 74.13°E / 15.53; 74.13Coordinates: 15°32′N 74°08′E / 15.53°N 74.13°E / 15.53; 74.13
Country  India
State Goa
District North Goa
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,913
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Valpoi or Valpoy (Vallpoi, pronounced [waːɭpɔj]) is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is the headquarters of the Sattari Taluk. The Western Ghats are to the east of the town.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2003 India census,[1] Valpoi had a population of 7913. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Valpoi has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 72%. In Valpoi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Valpoi is small and beautiful town. The Climate during winter is very cool. Lot of trees around make the look of the city beautiful. It is good tourist place for those who wants to enjoy the beauty of nature. It has Masjid, Churches and temple situated in the heart of the town. Konkani and marathi are widely spoken here.

Transport[edit]

The transport facility available in the town are the private and government buses. Frequency of the buses is enough to reach any part of the goa state with no or less problem. The nearest railway station is at Thivim. Thivim is the railway station from where we could catch a train to Mumbai or any part of the south. The bus journey time from valpoi to thivim is around 45 mins max.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.