Anjuna beach near village’s tourist market
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 832|
|Vehicle registration||GA 01 and GA 03|
|Sex ratio||0.98 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||North Goa|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Siolim|
Its church, St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to S. Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S. Miguel (September 29) and Nossa Senhora Advogada (second week of January). There are three large chapels in the parish: the one to S. Antonio (Praias), to Nossa Senhora de Saude (Mazalvaddo), and to Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Grande Chinvar). The chapel at Vagator became the church of the new parish of Vagator, dedicated to S. Antonio, in the twentieth century.
Like all of Goa, Anjuna was long held by the Portuguese. In 1950, it had a population of 5,688.
Anjuna is world famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season. Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market (Every Wednesday) wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewelry, clothes and electronic devices.
In popular culture
Above & Beyond's record labels, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, as well as their radio show, 'Anjunabeats Worldwide,' all make reference to Anjuna. In 2009, they also released a track called 'Anjunabeach.'
- Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer