There are two districts in Goa - North Goa and South Goa. Goa is an Indian state located in the Konkan region, on the southwest coast of the country. This state was a former part of the Portuguese territories in India. Goa was announced as an independent state on 30 May 1987 and was reorganized into the present two districts.
We have shared the names of the districts of Goa here, along with some other information. Check out the details about the total population and the total area covered by the Goa districts here.
How Many Districts in Goa
There are only two districts in Goa. Goa used to be one of the many Portuguese territories in India. This colonial rule by the Portuguese lasted till 1961 in Goa. Once Goa became an independent state, it was reorganized into the two districts of North Goa and South Goa.
The districts of Goa are further divided into subdivisions and talukas. While the Goa districts are headed by a Commissioner and District Magistrate, the subdivisions and talukas are supervised by Deputy Collectors and mamlatdars.
Goa District List
We have shared the list of districts in Goa here. The given table shows the names of the two Goa districts, along with information about their headquarters, the total area covered, and the population living there. Check out the information about the districts of Goa shared below
About North Goa District
North Goa is one of the districts of Goa. It spans around an area of 1736 square kilometres and has a total population of 818,008. The North Goa district is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, the South Goa district to the south, Maharashtra to the North and Karnataka to the east. We have shared the administrative structure of this district of Goa below
Mapusa, Bicholim and Panaji
Bardez, Tiswadi, Bicholim, Sattari, Pernem
About South Goa District
South Goa is the second district in Goa. The region of South Goa spreads around an area of 1,966 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 640,537.
Mormugao, Ponda, Quepem, Margao and Dharbandora
Mormugao, Ponda, Quepem, Salcete, Sanguem, Dharbandora and Canacona
Goa District Map
Find out the geographic location of all the Goa districts on the map shared here. It will also give you a better idea of the size of the districts of the state. Check out the image for the List of Districts Present Today in Goa State.
FAQs on Districts of Goa
Q1. How many districts are there in Goa?
There are only two districts in Goa. The name of the districts of Goa are North Goa and South Goa. The headquarters of the North Goa district is at Panaji while the headquarters of the South Goa district is at Madgaon. The districts of Goa are further divided into several sub-divisions.
Q2. Which is the biggest district in Goa?
South Goa is the bigger one of the two districts in Goa. South Goa covers an area of 1,966 square kilometres as compared to North Goa, which covers around 1,736 square kilometres. However, in terms of population, North Goa is the bigger district with 817,761 total population.
Q3. Where can I get the list of districts in Goa?
You can find the list of districts of Goa here. There are only two districts in Goa: North Goa and South Goa. We have shared the details about both districts, along with information about the total population and area covered by each district of Goa.
Q4. Why is Goa divided into only two districts?
Goa is divided into only two districts, namely, North Goa and South Goa. Earlier, Goa, along with Daman and Diu was considered a union territory. However, when Goa attained statehood on 30 May 1987, the region of Goa was reorganized and the two districts of Goa were announced.
Q5. Are the districts of Goa divided into any subdivisions?
Yes, the districts of Goa are divided into several subdivisions. We have shared the details of the districts of Goa and their subdivisions below -
- North Goa - Mapusa, Panaji and Bicholim districts.
- South Goa - Mormugao, Ponda, Quepem, Margao and Dharbandora districts.