South Goa district

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South Goa district
Location of South Goa district in Goa Red: Velhas Conquistas (old Portuguese conquests) Pink: Novo Conquistas (new Portuguese conquests) Yellow: District Capital
Location of South Goa district in Goa

Red: Velhas Conquistas (old Portuguese conquests)

Pink: Novo Conquistas (new Portuguese conquests)

Yellow: District Capital
CountryIndia
StateGoa
DivisionN/A
HeadquartersMargão
Tehsils1.Salcete,
2.Mormugão,
3.Quepem,
4.Canacona,
5.Sanguem,
6.Dharbandora
Government
 • District collectorTariq Thomas I.A.S.[1]
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesSouth Goa
Area
 • Total1,966 km2 (759 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total640,537
 • Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy85.53%
 • Sex ratio980
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highways1.National Highway 66,
2.National Highway 4A
Websitesouthgoa.nic.in

South Goa is one of two districts that comprises the state of Goa in West India, within the region known as the Konkan. It is bounded by the district of North Goa to the north, the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.

History[edit]

The Portuguese established a colony in Goa in 1510 and expanded the colony to its present boundaries during the 17th and 18th centuries. Goa was annexed by India on 19 December 1961. Goa and two other former Portuguese enclaves became the union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, and Goa was organised into a single district in 1965. On 30 May 1987 Goa attained statehood (while Daman and Diu became a separate union territory), and Goa was reorganised into two districts, North Goa and South Goa.

Administration[edit]

Ajit Roy,[2] an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, is the Collector and District Magistrate of South Goa.[3] There are Deputy Collectors and Mamlatdars for each Taluka.

Ajit Roy,IAS, is the new Collector.

The headquarters of the district is Margao.[4]

Divisions[edit]

The administrative headquarters of the district is Margao.

A spacious district administrative headquarters (Collectorate building) is located on the outskirts of Margao, adjoining the inter-city bus stand. It is named after Mathany Saldanha, a former minister and social activist.[5]

The district is divided into five subdivisions – Ponda, Mormugao (Vasco da Gama), Margao, Quepem, and Dharbandora; and seven taluksPonda, Mormugao, Salcete (Margao), Quepem, and Canacona (Chaudi), Sanguem, and Dharbandora.

Ponda Taluka shifted from North Goa to South Goa in January 2015.

Transport[edit]

Frequent buses are available between Margao and North Goa.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census South Goa has a population of 640,537[6] which is roughly equal to the nation of Montenegro[7] or the US state of Vermont.[8] This gives it a ranking of 515th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 326 inhabitants per square kilometre (840/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.63%. South Goa has a sex ratio of 980 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.53%.[6]

Konkani is the mother tongue of a majority of the people living in South Goa district. Marathi is spoken by a substantial number of people. English and Hindi are understood by a majority of the population. Portuguese is also spoken and understood by a small number of people.

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 66.44% of the population in the district spoke Konkani, 12.38% Hindi, 6.45% Marathi, 5.98% Kannada, 3.39% Urdu, 1.00% Malayalam, 0.86% Telugu, 0.55% Bengali, 0.49% Tamil, 0.49% Gujarati, 0.44% Odia and 0.42% English as their first language.[9]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1900181,439—    
1910180,429−0.06%
1920181,455+0.06%
1931191,667+0.50%
1940204,297+0.71%
1950216,574+0.59%
1960240,330+1.05%
1971336,808+3.12%
1981439,728+2.70%
1991504,989+1.39%
2001589,095+1.55%
2011640,537+0.84%
source:[10]

Education[edit]

There are many educational institutions in South Goa. The prominent colleges include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herald: Both Collectors transferred as Secretaries". 16 July 2018. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Swapnil Naik transferred, to be secy to Shripad Naik - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "South Goa collectorate named after Matanhy - Times of India".
  6. ^ a b "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Montenegro 661,807 July 2011 est.
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Vermont 625,741
  9. ^ "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Goa". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". www.censusindia.gov.in.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Padre Conceição College Of Engineering". www.pccegoa.org.
  14. ^ User, Super. "M.E.S. College of Arts & Commerce". www.mescollege.org.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 15°16′21″N 73°57′30″E / 15.2724°N 73.9583°E / 15.2724; 73.9583

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