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Canacona

Coordinates: 15°01′N 74°01′E / 15.02°N 74.02°E / 15.02; 74.02
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Canacona
Kāṇkŏṇ
city
Canacona is located in Goa
Canacona
Canacona
Location in Goa, India
Canacona is located in India
Canacona
Canacona
Canacona (India)
Coordinates: 15°01′N 74°01′E / 15.02°N 74.02°E / 15.02; 74.02
Country India
State Goa
DistrictSouth Goa
Government
 • MLARamesh Tawadkar
 • ChairpersonRamakant Naik Gaunkar
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total12,434
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA 10
Websitegoa.gov.in

Canacona (/'kaːɳkɔɳ/; Goan Konkaniकाणकोण, kāṇkŏṇ) is a city and a municipal council in the district of South Goa, Goa state, India. Canacona taluka includes Patnem, Chaudi, Poinguinim, Loliem-Polem, Agonda, and Gaumdongre. Chaudi is the headquarters and the most developed town in this taluka. The famous Palolem Beach is located in Canacona.[1]

Geography[edit]

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). Canacona is the southernmost taluka of Goa.

History[edit]

The historical name of Canacona is "Kanvapura"

Education[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Canacona city had a population of 12,434. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Canacona has an average literacy rate of 89.31%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 93.09% and female literacy of 85.47%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. In addition to Konkani, Marathi is also spoken here by a minority.

Government and politics[edit]

Canacona is part of Canacona (Goa Assembly constituency) and South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canacona Map[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Canacona
  3. ^ "Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts & Commerce". Archived from the original on 19 April 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. ^ Mr C. Chandramouli (2011). Population Census 2011: Canacona, Goa. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India (Report). Government of India (published 2015). Retrieved 2 September 2017 – via Census Organization of India.

External links[edit]

Canacona (CNO)
Next 'Small' station towards Mumbai:
Balli
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Small' station from Mumbai:
Loliem
Distance from Mumbai(CST) = 0780 km
Next 'Main' station towards Mumbai:
Margao
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Main' station from Mumbai:
Karwar