Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | India |

Goa

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-57 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-57 map








Facts in brief:

Was under Bahmani dynasty in 15th cen.; taken by Portuguese in 1510; became flourishing colonial capital of 200,000 inhabitants; cholera epidemics ravaged city & inhabitants fled to nearby village (modern Panaji) in mid-18th cen.; many ruins remain.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
TGN )
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.





You are visitor no.