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Cavel is located in Mumbai
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 18°56′51″N 72°49′38″E / 18.9474°N 72.8272°E / 18.9474; 72.8272Coordinates: 18°56′51″N 72°49′38″E / 18.9474°N 72.8272°E / 18.9474; 72.8272
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
Zone 1
Ward C
 • Body MCGM
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400002[1]
Area code(s) 022
Vehicle registration MH 01
Lok Sabha constituency Mumbai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mumbadevi
Civic agency MCGM

Cavel is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai. It is located to the north-east of Dhobitalao near the Chira Bazaar area. It got its name from the Koli word Kolwar. The Kolis of this village were converted to Christianity by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Cavel thus became a Christian enclave, and later immigrants of this religion, from Goa, Daman, Bassein and Salsette settled here. Two Portuguese churches are built here, Nossa Senhora de Saude, built in 1794, presently known as Our Lady of Health, Cavel and Nossa Senhora d'Esperance. In later centuries, when the Christian population moved north, Gujarati and Marwari traders moved into Cavel.

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  1. ^ "Pin code : Cavel, Mumbai". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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