Location of Salcete in South Goa district, Goa
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Salcete or Salcette (Saxti pronounced: Sāshti) is a sub-division of the district of South Goa in the Indian state of Goa. Its administrative and economic headquarters is Margao. It is largely co-terminous with a region called Saxti, which comprised, by local tradition, sixty-six villages, hence the name. However, Saxti also included the now separate sub-district of Mormugao.
King Viramarmadeva of the Kadamba dynasty issued a copper-plate inscription in 1049 CE concerning a grant of a piece of land called Tudukapura in Kudtarika agrahara of Chhat sathi desha. This inscription suggests that Chhat sathi refers to modern Salcete, known as Sashti in the local language.
Salcete has thirty-five villages: Adsulim, Ambelim, Assolna, Betalbatim, Calata, Camurlim, Cana, Carmona, Cavelossim, Cavorim, Chandor, Colva, Deussua, Dicarpale, Dramapur, Duncolim, Gandaulim, Gonsua, Guirdolim, Loutolim, Macasana, Majorda, Mulem, Nagoa, Orlim, Paroda, Rachol, Sarzora, Seraulim, Sernabatim, Sirlim, Talaulim, Utorda, Vanelim, and Velim.
Salcete has nine comunidades: Benaulim, Betalbatim, Colva, Curtorim, Loutolim, Margao, Nuvem, Raia, and Verna.
- "Sanskrit Numbers From 61 to 80", learnsanskritonline.com,
Derived from the Sanskrit word षट्षष्टि shatshashtihi (sixty-six)
- S. G. Kadamb (2013), Sources of History of the Kadambas of Goa: Inscriptions (First ed.), Panjim: Broadway Publishing House, pp. 1–14, ISBN 9789380837314
- C. Chandramouli (2015) [2010–11], "Salcete Taluka — South Goa", Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Government of India, Census Organization of India
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