state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Panaji
is the headquarters of the north Goa district and Margao of the
south district. Each district is governed by a district collector,
an administrator appointed by the Indian government.
The districts are further divided into eleven talukas – Talukas of
North Goa are Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Satari and Tiswadi,
the talukas of South Goa are Canacona, Mormugao, Quepem, Salcete and
Sanguem. Headquarters of the respective talukas are Mapusa, Bicholim,
Pernem, Ponda, Valpoi, Panjim, Chaudi, Vasco, Quepem, Margao and
In the Parliament of India, Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha, one
representing each district, and one seat in the Rajya Sabha.