Agonda

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Agonda
Village
Agonda beach.JPG
Agonda is located in Goa
Agonda
Agonda
Location of Agonda in Goa
Agonda is located in India
Agonda
Agonda
Agonda (India)
Coordinates: 15°02′25″N 73°59′11″E / 15.04030°N 73.98648°E / 15.04030; 73.98648
CountryIndia
StateGoa
DistrictSouth Goa district
Sub-districtCanacona
Government
 • TypePanchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total3,801
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA

Agonda is a large village located in Canacona in South Goa district, India. Agonda is famous for its beach and It is one of the only four beaches designated as turtle nesting sites under the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification.[1][2][3] There is one more beach on other side of Agonda cliff called Cola beach which has an adjoining lagoon.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census, Agonda had a population of 3801.[4] Males constituted 47% of the population and females 53%.Average Sex Ratio of Agonda village is 1110 which is higher than Goa state average of 973. Agonda had an average literacy rate of 86.11%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy was 91.47% and female literacy 81.26%. 10.42% of the population was under 6 years of age.

Agonda beach[edit]

Agonda Beach
ActivitiesSwimming Swimming Fishing Fishing, Parasailing Parasailing, Boat rides

Agonda Beach is a public beach located in Agonda village in Goa, India, about 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) north of Palolem Beach in South Goa district, and about an hour from Margao.[5]

During the month of September, the beach serves as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.[6]

In 2016 it was ranked on TripAdvisor's "Travelers Choice" as fourth in Asia by Tripadvisor 2016[7] and first in India.[8]

Cola beach lagoon near Agonda
Sun set at Agonda beach, south Goa

References[edit]

  1. ^ News. (January 2016). First Olive Ridley turtle arrives for a late season at Morjim beach. Times News Network, The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ News. (December 2014). Turtles prefer Agonda beach, but poor nesting this season. Times News Network, The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ News. (June 2015). Agonda, home to turtles a concrete catastrophe. Times News Network, The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/village/627023-agonda-goa.html
  5. ^ "Three Indian beaches Agonda, Palolem (Goa) and Radhanagar (Havelock) among Asia's top 10: Survey". The Hindu. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  6. ^ "Turtles prefer Agonda beach, but poor nesting this season – Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  7. ^ "Best Beaches in Asia – Travellers' Choice Awards – TripAdvisor". Tripadvisor.in. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  8. ^ "Best Beaches in India – Travellers' Choice Awards – TripAdvisor". Tripadvisor.in. Retrieved 2016-07-04.

External links[edit]

  • Agonda travel guide from Wikivoyage