Goa is one of the best tourist destinations in India. The state has many beautiful beaches which are known for its beauty around the world. Due to beautiful and crystal clear water beaches, Goa attracts a large number of tourists each year. The state is also widely known for its development in education, cleanliness, and such other sectors.
So, let’s have a look at 15 interesting, mind blowing, funny, important, and amazing facts about Goa. Let’s enjoy!
9 Interesting, and Amazing Facts About Goa
1. Highest Per Capita Income
Goa holds the rank in the list of the highest per capita income among all states in India. According to 2012 census by the Government of India, Goa ranks at top with Rs. 192,652 income per year.
2. Goa has more than 7,000 bars!
Goa is one of the smallest states in India but has more than 7,000 licensed bars which are entitled to serve alcohol in Goa. You would find many unlicensed bars too and the final number will increase a lot more.
3. First printing press in Goa
In the 1500s when even most of people do not know how to read and write, the state Goa received its first printing press. The printing press was mentioned in 1556 by Father Gasper Caleza to St. Ignatius of Loyola.
4. Asia’s lone museum is located in Goa
Naval Aviation Museum, Goa is the lone museum in the whole continent and one of its kind. You would find only six other such museums in the world. The place is very interesting where you would find many important interesting things about the Indian naval history.
5. India’s first medical school was started in Goa
Goa is not only about beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, but the state is also ahead in education. The first medical college of India was started in Goa to create doctors for the country.
6. Two-wheeler taxi only in Goa!
You would not find two-wheeler taxis in India other than Goa. Yes, Goa is the only state where you would find two-wheeler taxis. It is the most cost-effective way to travel around the city.
7. First english medium school in India
Goa holds many records for the first in India. The first english medium school was started in Goa which was the first english medium school in India.
8. Konkani could be written in five different types of scripts
Konkani is the official language of the state of Goa. It is possible to write down Konkani words in five different scripts, such as Devnagiri, Roman, Arabic, Malayalam, and Kannada scripts too.
9. Portuguese ruled long in Goa
Do you know how much time the Portuguese ruled the state of Goa? The Portuguese ruled Goa for more than 450 years, which is larger than the British Rule.
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Article first published on April 30, 2016.