Photos of Panjim
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History of Panjim
Panjim or Panaji is the capital city of Goa and is the headquarters of the North Goa district. Although Panjim is famous for its beaches, it has a rich history. For centuries, it was a major trade city and flourished through the sea routes. Panjim was a part of the Kingdom of Sawantwadi before being conquered by the Portuguese who dubbed it ‘Nova Goa’. The Portuguese rule of Panjim lasted for over 450 years! Under their rule, Panjim saw a steady development in agriculture and education. It became a part of the Republic of India in 1961 and was a Union Territory...