Island of Goa
Ilha de Goa
Island of Goa
|First expedition to India||early 1500s|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Total||approx. 30,000s|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
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:
The evidence of the existence of the island of Goa can be seen on historic maps.
The island of Goa lies within the water bodies of:
There are a number of bridges built over the last hundred years, linking the island to other parts of the mainland.
These bridges are built over the Mandovi River. They pass through the villages of Penha de França and the city of Panjim:
These bridges are built over the Cumbarjua Canal.
These bridges are built over the Zuari River. They pass through the villages of Agaçaim and Cortalim.
These bridges are a link to places within the island, which are geographically close, but are separated by a body of water.
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: