Panaji City is the administrative and political capital of the state of Goa, located in the Tiswadi Taluka of North Goa. It lies in the Konkan region and is well connected to all parts of the country by road, rail and air network. It is one of the fastest growing cities of Goa, administered by the ‘Corporation of the City of Panaji’ (CCP). Economy is driven majorly by tourism since it is a popular and an attractive tourist destination nationally as well as internationally.
Owing to the population growth and its varying settlement, Census 2011 has designated the area of the Panaji city along with seven outgrowths (OGs) and four census towns (CTs) as the Panaji Urban Agglomeration (PUA), which is administered by the independent urban local bodies (5 in North Goa and 6 in South Goa) or gram panchayats.
By 2021, the population projection (decadal growth method) for the same is estimated to be 60000 (CCP) and 181453 (PUA) respectively. The density of population within Panaji city is 5,336 persons/ sq.km and that in the outer areas of the PUA is as low as 1000 persons/ sq.km. According to the Census 2011, Panaji has a fairly balanced sex ratio of around 981 females per 1000 males and overall literacy rates in the CCP and the PUA areas stand at rather high levels of 86% and 82% respectively.
4928per sq. KM(2016)
981females per 1000 males(2016)