Goa (island)

Island of Goa
Ilha de Goa
Island
Island of Goa is located in Goa
Island of Goa
Island of Goa
Coordinates: 15°28′10.0″N 73°52′46″E / 15.469444°N 73.87944°E / 15.469444; 73.87944Coordinates: 15°28′10.0″N 73°52′46″E / 15.469444°N 73.87944°E / 15.469444; 73.87944
Country  India
State Goa
District North Goa
Sub District Ilhas
First expedition to India early 1500s
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 • Total approx. 30,000s
Demonym(s) Goencar, Ilhacar
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Postcode
403005
Area code(s) 08343

Ilha de Goa is the largest of the islands, administratively they are the Tiswadi tehsil (township) of North Goa district of Goa, India. The islands are located in middle of the basin of the Zuari and Mandovi Rivers in the Konkan region of the Indian subcontinent. The island of Goa is the largest and the most populous in the state of Goa. The present capital- Panjim, as well the former capital of Goa, Damaon& Diu- "the city of Goa", both lie on the island. It is one of 6 major islands between the Mandovi and Zuari, the others being:

Maps

The evidence of the existence of the island of Goa can be seen on historic maps.

A historic map of the island of Goa, with an emphasis on the capital city

Water Bodies

The island of Goa lies within the water bodies of:

Bridges

There are a number of bridges built over the last hundred years, linking the island to other parts of the mainland.

Northern Bridges

These bridges are built over the Mandovi River. They pass through the villages of Penha de França and the city of Panjim:

Eastern Bridges

These bridges are built over the Cumbarjua Canal.

Southern Bridges

These bridges are built over the Zuari River. They pass through the villages of Agaçaim and Cortalim.

  • Zuari Bridge: Connects Goa to Mormugão.[6]
  • A new Bridge is being constructed (similar in scale to the Atal Bridge) over the Zuari River.[7]

Internal Bridges

These bridges are a link to places within the island, which are geographically close, but are separated by a body of water.

Ferries

Prior to the construction of the bridges, the primary commute to and from the island was done via ferry. Some have become redundant, but most are still in use, they include:

References

  1. ^ Times, Navhind (9 July 2016). "Thirty years after Mandovi Bridge collapse".
  2. ^ "Vehicles on Atal Setu only from February 5 | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Gaundalim, Cumbarjua bridges opened for traffic". The Goan EveryDay.
  4. ^ "Banastari Bridge | IndiaUnveiled". www.indiaunveiled.in.
  5. ^ Mar 22, TNN / Updated; 2021; Ist, 07:59. "Banastarim bridge work to hit Tiswadi water supply | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Work on new Zuari bridge may start by Sept 2013: Dhavalikar - Times Of India". 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  7. ^ "First section of new Zuari bridge to open in December 2020 | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "CCP Goa :: City Information". www.ccpgoa.com.
  9. ^ "Travel on Panaji-Betim ferry route not to be charged | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ Dec 17, TNN / Updated; 2019; Ist, 14:11. "Ribandar-Chorao ferry ramp nears completion | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "How to Reach Divar Island in Goa". India News, Breaking News | India.com. 20 November 2017.
  12. ^ "56 years on, Goa's oldest ferry-tale comes to an end | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  13. ^ Aug 21, TNN /; 2010; Ist, 07:42. "Ferry services disrupted for two hours at Gandaulim | Goa News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Ferry service on Agassaim-Cortalim route". oHeraldo.

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