Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, within the region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. The 25th state of the Union States of India was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. It was a part of Union Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu till 30th May 1987 when it was carved out of form a separate state.
It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population.