Goa is the state in the south-west of India, the smallest among the states by area and one of the last by population. Located at the junction of the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The former Portuguese colony in India. The population is 1.4 million people. The capital is Panaji. It is located on the Konkansky coast. The largest city is Vasco da Gama. The area of Goa is 3702 km ². Goa is often considered an island, which is absolutely untrue in the geographical sense, but partly justified in the cultural sense. Goa, which for a long time was a Portuguese colony, together with churches and almost universal Christianization of the local population, acquired European features that are not characteristic of the rest of India. This small piece of land is almost entirely made up of untouched beaches. Approx. 50 beautiful beaches stretch more than 110 km along the coast of the Arabian Sea.