Sancoale

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Sancoale
Nickname(s): 
sakwal
Sancoale is located in Goa
Sancoale
Sancoale
Location in Goa, India
Sancoale is located in India
Sancoale
Sancoale
Sancoale (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
StateGoa
DistrictSouth Goa
Elevation
413,710 m (1,357,320 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total21,923
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA

Sancoale is a census town in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. This village once housed the Hindu Saraswat Brahmin deities Lakshmi Narasimha, Shantadurga Shankhvaleshwai and Vijayadurga. Around 1560, the deities were shifted to Veling and Kerim (Ponda) during the Portuguese inquisition. The main attraction of this village is St. Joseph Vaz Church. The village now is the home of many Christians and Hindus. Hindu from different villages are settled here. The first Hindus who migrated here were Hindu Saraswat Brahmin from Kavlem in 1850s They migrated from there to find work for fulfilling their daily needs. The family deity worshipped by this family is Kamakshi. This family now resides at Jina in Sancoale.

Geography[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Indian census, Sancoale had a population of 21,923. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sancoale has an average literacy rate of 86.61% lower than state average of 88.70%. Male literacy rate is 91.54%, and female literacy rate is 80.93%. In Sancoale, 12.28% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sancoale
  2. ^ "Sancoale Population Census 2011". Government of India.