Sancoale

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Sancoale
city
Sancoale is located in Goa
Sancoale
Sancoale
Sancoale is located in India
Sancoale
Sancoale
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°22′N 73°54′E / 15.37°N 73.90°E / 15.37; 73.90Coordinates: 15°22′N 73°54′E / 15.37°N 73.90°E / 15.37; 73.90
Country  India
State Goa
District South Goa
Elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,605
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GA
Website goa.gov.in

Sancoale is a census town in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. This village once housed the Hindu Saraswat deities Lakshmi Narasimha, Shantadurga Shankhvaleshwai and Vijayadurga. Around 1560, the deities were shifted to Veling and Kerim (Ponda) during the Portuguese inquisition.

Geography[edit]

Sancoale is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 41 metres (135 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sancoale had a population of 15,605. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sancoale has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 57%. In Sancoale, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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