Fatimanagar

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Fatima Nagar
Neighbourhood
Fatima Nagar is located in Maharashtra
Fatima Nagar
Fatima Nagar
Coordinates: 18°30′18″N 73°54′03″E / 18.505006°N 73.900849°E / 18.505006; 73.900849Coordinates: 18°30′18″N 73°54′03″E / 18.505006°N 73.900849°E / 18.505006; 73.900849
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Poona
Taluka Havelli
Named for Fatima Convent
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population
 • Total approx. 6,500
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postcode 411040
Telephone code 020

Fatimanagar (also Fatima Nagar or Fathima Nagar) is situated in Poona near the Poona Cantonment area. The neighbourhood derives its name from the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima Convent. It is one of the fastest developing areas in Poona.[citation needed]

It is bordered by Bhairoba Nala and Poona Cantonment to the west, Poona-Solapur Highway to the north, a Christian graveyard and State Reserve Police Force (S.R.P.F.) to the east and Shivarkar garden to the south.[1]

Fatima Convent[edit]

The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima was founded by Msgr. Francis Xavier Kroot, MHM, on 8 February 1893 at Bellary in Karnataka, then under the archdiocese of Madras, by Msgr Francis Xavier Kroot, MHM. Born on 7 December 1854, in Holland, Francis Kroot joined the Mill Hill Missionary Society of St Joseph,was ordained a priest on 8 June 1878 and reached India on 8 August 1878. He served in the capacity of a military chaplain in Poonamallee, Madras and Bellary.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fathima Nagar - Openstreetmap.org
  2. ^ "Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima - History". www.fatimasisterspune.org. Retrieved 2015-11-30.