Information about Goa

State Information
ISO Code GA
Vehicle Code GA
Capital Panaji
Largest City Vasco da Gama
Formation Date May 30, 1987 (30 years ago)
Population 1,458,545
Area 3,702 km2
Official Languages Konkani
Other Official Languages Marathi
Information about the name Goa
Name in State Language गोंय (Konkani)
Meaning of the name Uncertain, probably related to "cow"
Additional Information The name Goa came to European languages via Portuguese, but its precise origin is unclear. A number of theories about its origin are centered around the Sanskrit word go (cow). For example, the legend of Krishna names a mountain where he saved the cow; the mountain was named "Gomantak", which later became Goa. For other theories, see Goa#Etymology.
Information about Chief Minister of Goa
Name of the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
Chief Minister since Mar 14, 2017 (8 months ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Goa
Name of the Governor Mridula Sinha
Governor since Aug 31, 2014 (3 years ago)