- Santa Cruz, Goa
Santa Cruz or Calaphur is a village-suburb of the
Goan state capital of Panaji(also Panjim or Ponjje).
Santa Cruz ( Santa=holy and Cruz=Cross in Portuguese ) is the largest village in Goa with a population of 21,000 people, all from different religions and also from different parts of India. Geographically, it is situated in the North Goa district and it is bounded northwards with Panjim, the capital city of the state of Goa, its other neighbours being the Merces village is to its west, Bambolim to its south and Taleigao to its east, as shown in the map . This village is sub-divided into 11 wards, each of which has its own individuality within the village.
It is also the name of a constituency of the
Goa Assembly, and is currently (2006) represented by Congress politician Mrs Victoria Fernandes.
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