Goa is located in the western region of India. The state shares its borders with the Arabian Sea to the west, Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the south and the east. It is traditionally known as a tourist paradise for its natural scenery, unique beaches, and cultural diversity. In 2015 (till November), the state attracted 4.2 million tourists, including 0.41 million foreign visitors. Goa is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. The state’s gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate was at about 11.23 percent between 2004-05 and 2014-15. The state’s per capita NSDP was US$ 4,449, one of the highest in India, in 2014-15. Goa's economic growth is driven by the strong performance of industrial sectors such as mining, tourism, and pharmaceuticals. Goa is the second state in India to achieve a 100 percent automatic telephone system with a solid network of telephone exchanges. Goa is also one of the few power surplus states in the country and achieved 100 per cent rural electrification in 2011-12.