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Full nameGoa
Native name 
Established30 May 1987
GovernorShivinder Singh Sidhu
Chief MinisterDigambar Kamat
LegislatureUnicameral (40 seats)
Total Area1429 sq mi (3702 km2)
Area rank28th
Total Population1457723 (25th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-GA
HDI(+) 0.779 (medium)
HDI rank3rd (2005)
Literacy87% (3rd)
Official languagesKonkani, Portuguese  

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Goa (c-eniconGoa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in South West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

Goa Video

Track = Total Eclipse - Time Place = Thailand / ZAMBIA / INDIA ( GOA ) whilst re-organizing what has already been created through visions received in trance; and in this way "old" traditions are welded together into a new entirety.
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goa trance from the best!!
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Goa Goa MPU, Ja!!! jaa... genial... xD wenn die polizei vorbei fährt, ja! ja dann halt ich erst mal an, ja! ja nehm ne ziese aus der schachtel, ja! ja und spiel auf harmlos nach schema f, ja! ja haben sie was getrunken, ja! ja fragt mich die polizei, ja! ja ich schrei ganz laut nein, ja! ja ich hab tierisch durst, ja! ja haben sie drogen genommen, ja! ja doch da fällt mir was ein, ja! ja zuhause auf dem sofa, ja! ja hab ich alles da, ja! ja ein polizist mit elfen-ohrn, ja mit diesen elfenohrn schreibt er was auf.. ein polizist mit elfen-ohrn mit diesen elfenohrn schreibt er was auf.. meine name ist garfield, ja! ja ich war schon immer da, ja! ja und jetzt bin ich auch da, ja! ja und du bist auch da, ja! ja wir sind beide da, ja! ja zusammen in the universe, ja! ja zusammen mit der polizei, ja! ja ich erzähl ihm ihm was von salbei, ja! ja eukalyptus und menthol, ja! ja ich bin unschuldig, ja! ja like manitu, ja! ja das ist der killa, ja! ja ein polizist mit mustern drauf, ja mit diesen mustern drauf sieht er gut aus.. ein polizist, ja mit mustern drauf mit diesen mustern drauf sieht er gut aus.. hilfe ich werd` verhaftet, ja! ja ich hab doch nur pappen da, ja! ja hilf mir shiva, hilf mir goa, ja! ja hilf mir psytrance, ja! ja goa goa goa mpu, ja! ja uuuuu goa-zwerg, ja! ja goa goa goa mpu, ja! ja uuuuu hara rama, ja! ja plötzlich leuchtet mir ein schwein, ja! ja mitten in die fresse rein, ja! ja viel zu hell der sonnenschein, ja! ja ich mach schnell die augen zu, ja! ja <b>...</b>
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Psy Bilder mix
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New Year Party Monkey Valley 2005
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the masters...of goa trance...
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DHARMA - Goa Gil 11|11
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Bar Buddha - Voice of Buddha Mach - Zillion
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Track: 'Mahadeva' by Astral Projection For high quality: add &fmt=18 to url. If there's one track that defines the Goa Trance genre, it's Astral Projection's 'Mahadeva'. It captures the essence of the genre perfectly. Astral Projection is highly acclaimed in the Goa Trance scene. However, they've moved on to create Psychedelic Trance in their newer albums. The old Goa vibes are still there on occasion, but Psy takes over more often than not. You'll be seeing many more tracks by Astral Projection in the 'This is Goa Trance' series. Here's AP's history (found at
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goa trance
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Hazare brigade demands Lokayukta - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--PANAJI: India against corruption (IAC) activists from -Goa- observed a day-long hunger strike in Panaji demanding to know what action chief minister Digambar Kamat had taken to get the Lokayukta to the state. Around 20 people observed the - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:28:05 GMT+00:00
Indian Singer Oliver Sean from Goa in Vh1 International Music Charts - Washington Bangla Radio Tweet this news
Washington Bangla Radio--Mumbai, June 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) For the first time in the history of the Vh1 Top 10 International charts, an artist from -Goa-, India 'Oliver Sean' has hit the No 10 spot on the International chart - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 05:12:15 GMT+00:00
Rural medical dispensaries to be opened across Goa - Tweet this news | 07:06 PM,Jun 09,2011 Panaji, Jun 9 (PTI) The -Goa- government has decided to open Rural Medical Dispensaries (RMDs) in state's remote and far-flung areas to increase the reach of medical facilities. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane a - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:15:02 GMT+00:00
'Goa dairy using private vehicles for commercial purposes' - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--PONDA: Utt Goenkara has alleged that despite clear-cut instructions banning the use of private vehicles for commercial transportation, -Goa- dairy in Ponda widely uses several private vehicles for commercial use. In a letter addressed to t - Date : Fri, 03 Jun 2011 23:13:35 GMT+00:00
DoPT yet to authorize CBI probe - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--PANAJI: The department of personnel and training (DoPT) is yet to issue a notification authorizing the central bureau of investigation (CBI)to take over the police-drug dealer nexus cases in -Goa-. Almost a month has lapsed after the Centr - Date : Fri, 03 Jun 2011 23:13:33 GMT+00:00
Hunger strike in Goa to support Baba Ramdev''s fast - Tweet this news Swabhiman Trust�s -Goa- coordinator Kamlesh Bandekar said that around 109 people observed a token hunger strike today. �We expect 200 people to join for token hunger strike tomorrow, Sunday,� he said. Bandekar said that there wer - Date : Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:15:06 GMT+00:00
Goa CM meets families of duo killed in tribal agitation - Tweet this news | 03:06 PM,Jun 04,2011 Panaji, Jun 4 (PTI) -Goa- Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and Tribal Welfare Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues visited families of the two tribal leaders, who were killed during a tribal agitation on May 25 in Balli vill - Date : Sat, 04 Jun 2011 10:14:34 GMT+00:00
Gusty winds drift transhipper ashore in Goa - Tweet this news | 01:06 PM,Jun 04,2011 Panaji, Jun 4 (PTI) A huge transhipper has drifted towards the Calangute beach in -Goa- as heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds hit the coastline last night. Captain of Ports officials today said the ship hit the - Date : Sat, 04 Jun 2011 08:14:34 GMT+00:00
Dempo retain Goa Pro League title - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--PTI | Jun 4, 2011, 08.11pm IST MARGAO: Dempo retained the -Goa's- Professional League title after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Churchill Brothers in their last match at Nehru stadium on Saturday. Dempo, who needed a draw to be crow - Date : Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:44:29 GMT+00:00
Goa teachers agree not to fail students till Class 8 - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--PANAJI: The stalemate between the -Goa- education ministry and schools over the implementation of the " no detention" policy up to Class 8, was resolved Friday after the -Goa- Headmasters Association (GHA) accepting the m - Date : Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:04:23 GMT+00:00

Climate :
1980 3,980
1985 6,550
1990 12,570
1995 33,190
2000 76,980

Ethnic groups, social groups, and tribes of Goa and Konkan region

SaraswatsGoud Saraswat Brahmins * Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins * Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins * Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman
KarhadesKarhade * Padye * Bhatt Prabhu
KonkanasthasChitpavan Brahmins
MarathaMaratha * 96 Kuli Maratha * Gomantak Maratha Samaj * Nutan Maratha Samaj
BhandarisBhandari Samaj
vaishyaVaishya Vani
VishwakarmasVishwakarma Manu Maya Brahmins * Twashta Kansar * Kakankar
KulvadiGauda and Kunbi * Kunbi
OthersMadval * Dhangar * Gavli * Chamar * Mhar * Siddis of Karnataka
Roman CatholicsGoan Catholics * Roman Catholic Brahmin * Roman Catholic Kshatriya in Goa * Karwarean Catholics * Mangalorean Catholics
IslamKonkani Muslims * Nawayath
Related articlesCaste system in Goa * Goans * Konkani people

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