South Goa district

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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.

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census South Goa has a population of 639,962[1] which is roughly equal to the nation of Montenegro[2] or the US state of Vermont.[3] 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%.[1]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Montenegro 661,807 July 2011 est.
  3. "2010 Resident Population Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Vermont 625,741

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