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Saligao Village

Mae De Deus Church Saligao Bardez Goa

Saligao is a census town in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is surrounded by the villages of Porvorim, Parra, Guirim, Sangolda, Pilerne, Candolim, Calangute and Nagoa and is in Bardez Taluka of Goa. It is 10 km from Panjim the capital of Goa, 6 km from Mapusa the capital of Bardez Taluka, and 3 km from the Calangute beach.

Saligão is located at 15.55°N 73.77°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 feet). As of 2001 India census, Saligao had a population of 5553. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Saligao has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 76%. In Saligao, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This Minor seminary is located on the western plateau of Pilerne, bordering Saligao. The foundation stone was laid in 1937 by Major Francisco Higino Lopes, then acting Governor General of Goa (who later became President of Portugal). The seminary has a chapel dedicated to Our Lady Of Fatima. The seminary enrolls young boys (novices)in religious studies


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