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A street in Mapusa
A street in Mapusa
Mapusa is located in Goa
Location in Goa, Indie
Coordinates: 15°36′N 73°49′E / 15.600°N 73.817°E / 15.600; 73.817
Kintra Indie
DestrictNorth Goa
15 m (49 ft)
 • Total40,122
 • OffeecialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
403 507
Telephone code0832
Vehicle registrationGA-03

Mapusa (Konkani: mhapxem [mʱaːpʃɛ̃ː]; [mʱaːpsaː]) spelt at Mapuca, Mhapsa or Mapsa an aw, is a toun in North Goa, Indie. It is situatit 13 km north o the caipital Panaji. The toun is the heidquairters o Bardez Taluka. It is locatit on the main heich-gate NH-17, linkin Mumbai tae Kochi. In Portuguese the toun's name is spelt Mapuçá.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Even afore the Aryans, or Marathas, Sultans or the Portuguese arrivit in Goa, this wis a agrarian commonty wi a well established Gaunkari or Commonty Fermin Seestem, whaur veelages formit associations, wirkit on commonty laund an shared profits. Mercat day wis a major event, wi guids brocht in frae ivery destrict tae ane central aurie. Mapusa haes thus remained a prominent mercat centre for mony centuries.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapusa is locatit at 15°36′N 73°49′E / 15.60°N 73.82°E / 15.60; 73.82.[1] It haes a average elevation o 15 metres (49 feet).

Mapusa haes a tropical climate wi temperaturs rangin frae a heich o 37 °C in simmer wi heich levels o humidity tae a law o 21 °C in winters.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2001 Indie census,[2] Mapusa haed a population o 40,123. Males constitute 52% o the population an females 48%. Mapusa haes a average leeteracy rate o 76%, heicher than the naitional average o 59.5%: male leeteracy is 80%, an female leeteracy is 73%. In Mapusa, 11% o the population is unner 6 years o age.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapusa vendor sellin vegetables

Mapusa is close tae ane o the main centres o Goa's tourism industry. Mapusa's proximity tae mony beaches in the north Goa maks it a suitable base durin the tourist saison (November tae Apryle). Acause it is a mainly commercial toun (for locals) wi a lairge resident population, Mapusa haes anerly a limitit nummer o hotels an accommodation.

Mapusa comes alive on Friday, the tradeetional mercat day kent as Mapusa Friday Mercat an aw. Fowk frae surroondin veelages an touns come tae Mapusa tae sell thair wares. This fair haes a lot o local flavour (unlik some ither tourist-orientit fairs or mercats) an specialises in agricultural produce, vegetables, locally-grown fruit, spices, claes an even plants (mainly durin the monsoon plantin saison).

Ivery Friday, the Mapusa Mercat bulges at the seams, wi seeminly ivery square inch o space occupeed bi sellers wi anerly juist enough room for the prospective buyers, the alleys atween the regular staws bein occupeed wi temporar mats an buirds. Frae lottery tickets displayed in great swathes tae barber shops, the bazaar caters for amaist ivery requirement imaginable. Thare is the fish street, dried fish o aw possible varieties an whole fresh fish frae baby shairk an squid tae the ubiquitous bangda (mackerel). Fresh fruit an vegetables are gathered thegither an beautifully displayed, frae huge sweet potatoes, an pumpkins an the local shiny reid broun Moira bananas tae the tiny fresh beans an ither pulses.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapusa hooses several prominent Goan eddicational institutions, includin Saraswat Vidyalaya, St. Mary's Convent High School, St. Brittos, New Goa High School, St. Antony's High School, Mapusa High School, Dyanprasarak High School, DMC Higher Seicontar an college o Airt, Science an Commerce, St. Xavier's College, an St. Xavier's Higher Seicontar School.

Landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapuca haes some excellent biggins wi auld airchitectur.

Famous fowk frae Mapusa[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mapusa
  2. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived frae the original on 16 Juin 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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