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For the taluk, see Canacona taluk.
Kannkonn / काणकोण
Canacona is located in Goa
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°01′N 74°01′E / 15.02°N 74.02°E / 15.02; 74.02Coordinates: 15°01′N 74°01′E / 15.02°N 74.02°E / 15.02; 74.02
Country  India
State Goa
District South Goa
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,900
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Canacona (Kannkonn, pronounced [kaːɳkɔɳ]) is a city and a municipal council in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. Canacona or Kankon Taluka includes places such as Patnem, Chaudi, Poinguinim, Loliye, Agonda and Gaumdongre. Chaudi is the taluka headquarters and the most developed town in this taluka. The famous Palolem beach is located in this taluka.[1]


Canacona is located at 15°01′N 74°01′E / 15.02°N 74.02°E / 15.02; 74.02.[2] It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet). It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet). Canacona is the southernmost taluka of Goa.


The historical name of Canacona is "Kanvapura"


Dnyna Prabodhini Mandal's Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts & Commerce located at Delem Canacona Goa. Affiliated to Goa University, is the prime educational institute of this taluka catering to higher educational needs of the area. There are two higher Secondaries in Canacona.[3]


As of 2001 India census,[4] Canacona had a population of 11,900. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Canacona has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 66%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. In addition to Konkani and Marathi, Kannada is also spoken here by a minority.


  1. ^ Canacona Map
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Canacona
  3. ^ Retrieved 10 December 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "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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Distance from Mumbai(CST) = 0780 km
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