Location of Calangute in Goa
|Coordinates: 15°32′30″N 73°45′43″E / 15.54167°N 73.76194°ECoordinates: 15°32′30″N 73°45′43″E / 15.54167°N 73.76194°E|
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Calangute ([kɔɭoŋɡuʈ]) is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike. The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.
As of the 2011 India census, Calangute had a population of 13,8100. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. Calangute had an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy was 78% and female literacy 67%. 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.
Calangute has secondary education schools viz. Little Flower of Jesus High school, St. Josephs High school, Don Bosco High School, Mark Memorial High School, apart from the Government Primary schools located in Umtavaddo & Naikavaddo.
Lorna Cordeiro recorded a song in Konkani titled "Calangute" about the town and Calangute Beach.
- Bruno Coutinho – captained the Indian football team.
- Parasailing at Calangute Beach
- Parasailing at Calangute beach in December 2006
- Boats at Calangute Beach
- The tinto (market) at Calangute
- Altars at St. Alex Church, Calangute.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calangute.|
- Video of Lorna's Konkani song "Calangute" on YouTube
- Calangute travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Calangute Beach