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Calangute (कळंगुट)
Calangute (कळंगुट) is located in Goa
Calangute (कळंगुट)
Calangute (कळंगुट)
Location of Calangute in Goa
Calangute (कळंगुट) is located in India
Calangute (कळंगुट)
Calangute (कळंगुट)
Calangute (कळंगुट) (India)
Coordinates: 15°32′30″N 73°45′43″E / 15.54167°N 73.76194°E / 15.54167; 73.76194Coordinates: 15°32′30″N 73°45′43″E / 15.54167°N 73.76194°E / 15.54167; 73.76194
DistrictNorth Goa
 • Total13,810
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)0832

Calangute ([kɔɭoŋɡuʈ]) is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach is the largest in North Goa and 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 2011 India census,[1] Calangute had a population of 13,810. 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.

In media[edit]

Lorna Cordeiro recorded a song in Konkani titled "Calangute" about the town and Calangute Beach.

Notable residents[edit]


Like any other Goan village, Calangute's most famous sport is football. The local football club is Calangute Association, which represents them in Goa's top-tier league, the Goa Professional League.



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