Varca

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Varca
city
Varca is located in Goa
Varca
Varca
Location in Goa, India
Varca is located in India
Varca
Varca
Varca (India)
Coordinates: 15°13′N 73°55′E / 15.22°N 73.92°E / 15.22; 73.92Coordinates: 15°13′N 73°55′E / 15.22°N 73.92°E / 15.22; 73.92
Country India
StateGoa
DistrictSouth Goa
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total4,859
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA
Websitegoa.gov.in

Varca is a census town in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa.

Geography[edit]

Varca is located at 15°13′N 73°55′E / 15.22°N 73.92°E / 15.22; 73.92.[1] It has an average elevation of 0 metres (0 feet).

Beaches[edit]

Varca beach

Varca is renowned for its beaches, hence it has become a popular destination for tourists. The row of wooden fishing boats seen on the beach belongs to the Christian fishing community. Popular beach resorts and stays in Varca include the Caravela Beach Resort], ZURI White Sands Resort, the Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort[2] Monica Guest House, Varca Beach House [2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[3] Varca had a population of 4859. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Varca has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 75%. In Varca, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. As of today, the population is about 25,000. Most of the males in Varca, take up jobs as Sea farers or as NRI(Non Resident Indians) in the middle east like Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain. The Town mostly comprises Catholics and Hindus.

Business[edit]

Businesses have boomed in Varca, since it is a touristic spot for major hotels. Many banks like HDFC and Corporation Bank have opened their services in the town of Varca. Borkars Super Store Magson's Supermarket, Home Centre etc provide a complete shopping experience for tourists and locals.

Monuments[edit]

The Our Lady of Gloria church is considered one of the oldest buildings in Varca. It is still operational with locals and many tourists attending its services. Beside the church, is St Mary's High School, which is managed and run by the church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Varca
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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