Anjuna

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Anjuna
हणजुणें
Anjuna
Village
Anjuna beach near village’s tourist market
Anjuna beach near village’s tourist market
Anjuna is located in Goa
Anjuna
Anjuna
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°35′00″N 73°44′00″E / 15.5833°N 73.7333°E / 15.5833; 73.7333Coordinates: 15°35′00″N 73°44′00″E / 15.5833°N 73.7333°E / 15.5833; 73.7333
Country  India
State Goa
District North Goa
Government
 • Body Panchayat
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 403509
Telephone code 91 832
Vehicle registration GA 01 and GA 03
Nearest city Mapusa/म्हापशें
Sex ratio 0.98 /
Literacy 94 %%
Lok Sabha constituency North Goa
Vidhan Sabha constituency Siolim
Civic agency Panchayat
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

Anjuna ([ɦɔɳzuɳẽ]) is a village in Goa, one of the twelve Brahmin comunidades of Bardez.

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.

History[edit]

Like all of Goa, Anjuna was long held by the Portuguese. In 1950, it had a population of 5,688.[1]

Activities[edit]

Anjuna flea market runs from dawn till dusk every Wednesday.

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[edit]

A typical Shack Hotel at Anjuna beach

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.'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer

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