Margao is the second largest city by population and the commercial and cultural capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is the administrative headquarters of the Salcete taluka and the South Goa district.
Margao is located at 15.30°N 73.95°E. It has an average elevation of 31 metres (102 feet).
Nestled on the banks of the River Sal, Margao is among the oldest recorded towns in Goa. Portuguese style mansions dot its landscape. One of the fastest growing cities in Goa, its fast growing suburbs include Aquem, Fatorda, Gogol, Borda, Comba, Navelim and Davorlim .