List of cities and towns in Goa
This is a list of cities and towns in Goa. Goa // (listen) is a state located in the South western region of India; It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is one of India's richest states with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators. Panaji is the state capital Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter.
Panajiis the headquarters of North Goa district and is also the capital of Goa.
Margao is the headquarters of South Goa district.
South Goa is further divided into five subdivisions – Ponda, Mormugao (Vasco da Gama), Margao, Quepem, and Dharbandora; and seven taluks – Ponda, Mormugao, Salcete (Margao), Quepem, and Canacona (Chaudi), Sanguem, and Dharbandora. (Ponda Taluka shifted from North Goa to South Goa in January 2015).
Goa's major cities include Vasco da Gama, Margao, Panaji, Mapusa and Ponda.
Panaji is the only Municipal Corporation in Goa. There are thirteen Municipal Councils: Margao, Mormugao (including Vasco da Gama), Pernem, Mapusa, Bicholim, Sanquelim, Valpoi, Ponda, Cuncolim, Quepem, Curchorem, Sanguem, and Canacona.
Cities in Goa
|Name||Type||Taluka||Population (2011)||Land area||District|
Urban agglomerations in Goa
|Name||UA Type||Taluka||Population (2011)||Land area||UA has following cities & town under it.|
|Margao UA||Class I UAs/Towns||Salcete||106484||22.1||8.5||Margao(M.CI), Aquem, Navelim|
|Mormugao UA||Class I UAs/Towns||Mormugao||101326||39.55||15.27||Mormugao(M CI), Chicalim|
|Panaji UA||Class I UAs/Towns||Tiswadi||114759||75||29||Panaji(M Corp.), Taleigao, Durgawado, Morambi-O-Grande, Cujira, Panelim, Morambi-O-Pequeno, Bambolim, Calapor, Chimbel, Murda|
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