Goa
 

A state of west-central India on the Malabar Coast. Formerly a Portuguese colony (15101961), it was annexed by India in 1962 and formed a constituent part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu until 1987.

Goa, state (2001 provisional pop. 1,343,998), c.1,430 sq mi (3,700 sq km), W India, on the Malabar coast.

Geography

Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

Sub- Divisions

Talukas of Goa. Talukas in purple shades belong to North Goa district, and orange denote South Goa.

The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Panaji is the headquarters of the north Goa district and Margao of the south district. Each district is governed by a district collector, an administrator appointed by the Indian government.

The districts are further divided into eleven talukas Talukas of North Goa are Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Satari and Tiswadi. Talukas of South Goa are Canacona, Mormugao, Quepem, Salcette and Sanguem. Headquarters of the respective talukas are Mapusa, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Valpoi, Panaji, Chaudi, Vasco, Quepem, Margaon and Sanguem.

In the Parliament of India, Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha, one representing each district, and one seat in the Rajya Sabha.

Public Health :

 

S.No

Item

Reference period North Goa South
Goa
Total 

1

Number of specialised and general hospitals

2001

5

9

14

2

Number of community/primary health centres ( including attached hospitals)

2001

12

6

18

3

Number of beds in Government hospitals

2001

1,882

1,047

2,929

4

Number of private hospitals

2001

62

44

106

5

Number of beds in private hospitals

2001

1,061

875

1,936

6

Number of Dispensaries ( R.M.Ds. )

2001

20

9

29

7

Number of Urban Health Centres

2001

3

2

5

8

Number of Sub Health Centres

2001

103

69

172

9

Number of M.C.W../ Dai Centres

2001

nil

nil

nil