Goa is known and loved as a land of golden beaches, palm trees, paddy fields
and wooded hills. Its churches, temples, shrines and forts tell its history.
It is associated with music, the famous Goan cuisine and most of all with a
peace-loving , smiling people.
The North Goa District has an area of 1736 Sq. Km. Its geographical position
is marked by 15o 48 00 N to 14o 53 54 N latitudes and
73o E to 75o E longitudes.
North Goa shares its boundaries with the Sawantwadi & Dodamarg, of Ratnagiri
District and Kolhapur District of Maharastra state and with South Goa District
shares the southern boundary
North Goa being a part of the West Coast region of India, has many physical
features that are common to neighbouring regions of Maharastra and Karnataka
But the features that land the landscape and scenery of Goa a distinctive charm
of their own, are the Sahyadris in the east. The middle level plateaus in the
center with their detached elements abutting in several places into the sea,
and the low-lying river basins and the coastal plains
Lakes constitute a scenic feature in Goa, though most of them have a limited
and local use for irrigation. Most of them owe their origins to the bunds across
stream valleys, large and small, and also on plateau margins and in alluvial
The important lakes of North Goa are Mayem, Chimbel, Carambolim & Calapur.
territory, which is situated well within the tropics and flanked by the Arabian
Sea to the west and the Western Ghats (Sahyadri) rising to an average height
of 1 km. To the east, has tropical-maritime and monsoon type of climate, with
profound orographic influence.
Accordingly the climate is moist throughout the year. Other features of the
climate are the regular and sufficient rainfall 320 cm during the southwest
monsoon season, mainly from June to September. The climate is generally pleasant.
Discomfort may be felt in the absence of wind particularly during pre-monsoon
and post-monsoon months.
Due to proximity of the seas, the territory is generally humid, with a further
rise in humidity during the monsoon weather. Even in summer the relative humidity
is above 60 percent.
Temperature variations through the seasons are also slight. May is the relatively
warmest month when the mean daily temperature is around 30 degrees C and January
the coolest with mean daily temperature at slightly lower value of about 25
degrees C. Along the coast the maximum temperature recorded rarely goes beyond
37 degrees C.
24 o C - 32 o C
21.3 o C - 32.2 o C
320 cm (June to September)
Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English & Portuguese
Tropical clothing throughout the year, light woolen in December- January
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