In Go, a map is a built-in data structure that represents a collection of key-value pairs. Maps provide an efficient way to store and retrieve data based on unique keys. Each key in a map must be unique, and it is associated with a corresponding value.


Maps in Go are declared using the following syntax:


var mapName map[keyType]valueType

Alternatively, you can use the make function to create a map:


mapName := make(map[keyType]valueType)

Maps support various operations such as inserting, updating, deleting, and retrieving elements based on their keys. You can use the index operator [] to access elements in a map using their keys.


Maps are unordered collections, meaning that the order of elements is not guaranteed. The iteration order of elements in a map may vary between different executions of the program.


Maps are commonly used in Go for tasks such as counting occurrences of elements, implementing caches, and representing relationships between entities. They provide an efficient and convenient way to work with key-value data structures in Go programs.

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