Panaji

Panaji
Panaji [pə nä′jē]
city in SW India: capital of Goa state: pop. 86,000

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or New Goa

Town (pop., 2001 prelim.: 58,785), seaport, and capital of Goa, western India.

It is on the Arabian Sea at the mouth of the Mandavi River. Panaji replaced Old Goa as the residence of the Portuguese viceroy in 1759 and as the capital of Portuguese India in 1843. It contains colonial houses and plazas and is a popular tourist attraction.

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India
also spelled  Panjim 

      town, capital of Goa state, western India, on the Mandavi River. It was a tiny village until the mid-18th century, when repeated plagues forced the Portuguese to abandon their capital of Velha Goa (Old Goa, or Ela). Panaji became the capital in 1843. The town contains colonial houses and plazas, and by law all the houses must be whitewashed annually. Chiefly an administrative centre, Panaji in the 1970s grew in commercial importance, and an industrial estate was established nearby. Tourism became highly developed. Numerous Portuguese and Maratha ruins can be found in the environs. Pop. (2001) town, 59,066; urban agglom., 99,677.

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  • Panaji — noun The state capital of Goa (India). Syn: Panjim, Ponjim, Ponnji …   Wiktionary

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