Pedne (pronounced [pɛːɽɳɛ̃ː]) is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa.

Pedne
City / Taluka
Igreja de São José Pernem (1855)
Igreja de São José Pernem (1855)
Pedne is located in Goa
Pedne
Pedne
Pedne is located in India
Pedne
Pedne
Coordinates: 15°43′00″N 73°47′49″E / 15.716740°N 73.796996°E / 15.716740; 73.796996Coordinates: 15°43′00″N 73°47′49″E / 15.716740°N 73.796996°E / 15.716740; 73.796996
Country India
StateGoa
DistrictNorth Goa
EstablishedEarly 1800s
Government
 • MLAManohar(Babu) Ajgaonkar
Area
 • Total4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,021
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pednekar, Pernemkar
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
 • Also SpokenPednekari, English, Portuguese, Marathi,
Religions[2]
 • DominantHinduism 93.13%
 • MinorChristianity 5.08%
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postcode
403512
Telephone Code0832

GeographyEdit

Pedne is one of the twelve sub-districts of Goa. Pedne sub-district consists of twenty village panchayats and one municipality (Pedne city). Pedne sub-district is surrounded by Vengurla and Sawantwadi sub-districts of Sindhudurga to the north, Dodamarg sub-district of Sindhudurga to the east, Bardez and Bicholim to the south and the Arabian sea to the west.

Villages and towns in the area include Agarvado, Alorna, Amberem, Arambol, Cansarvornem, Casnem, Chandel, Chopdem, Corgao, Dargalim, Ibrampur, Mandrem, Morjim, Mopa, Ozorim, Paliem, Parcem, Pedne, Poroscodem, Querim, Tamboxem, Tiracol, Torxem, Tuem, Uguem, Varconda and Virnora.

Pedne has two waterfalls, in Mauli Temple area at Sarmale and at Mulvir Temple area at Malpe.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 India census,[2] Pedne Municipal Council had a population of 5,021 of which 2,557 are male and 2,464 are female. Children of age 0-6 numbered 402, 8.01% of the total. The female sex ratio is of 964 against state average of 973. The child sex ratio is around 836 compared to Goa state average of 942. The literacy rate is 91.19%, higher than the state average of 88.70%. The male literacy is around 94.65% while female literacy rate is 87.64%.

ReligionEdit

Igreja de São JoséEdit

A chapel was built in 1852 by the Portuguese after their successful Nova Conquistador campaign. It was elevated into a Parish on 2 January 1855. St. Joseph Church was rebuilt in 1864 and renovated in 2002. The Parish has 5 substations constituted of 11 small Christian communities. Fr. Paulo Dias is the Parish Priest.

Hindu FestivalsEdit

Pedne is famous for Dussehra. The festival spans 5 days, ending on Kojagiri Pournima. On the day of Kojagiri Pournima one of Goa's biggest feasts is organised. Temples include Adisthan Mangar, Bhagawati, Rawalnath, Sateri, Dwarpal, Mauli, Gautameshwar, Narayan, Mulvir, Maruti and Shri somnath.

EconomyEdit

There is no major source of income in the sub-district. The sub-district market is not large. Most of the people depend on other regions for employment. Pedne hosts around 200 small enterprises. The Thursday weekly market is the second largest in North Goa.

EducationEdit

The four high schools are Ramakant Khalap School, Viscount of Pedne, Shree Bhagwati and St. Joseph[3]. Higher education is pursued at Govt Higher Secondary, Sapteshwar Institute of Commerce, Arts & Vocational studies, Govt college of arts and commerce, an information technology school and Mandrem College of Commerce by Vikas Parishad. For higher education in Science, Engineering and Medicine students go to other cities.

TransportEdit

Pedne is well connected, by road and the Konkan railway. Pedne railway station is the first railway station in Goa for inbound trains from Mumbai. Mandovi Express, Konkan Kanya Express and Goa Sampark Kranti Express halt there. National Highway 66 passes through the area, connecting it to Mumbai, Pune and Mangaluru.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Pedne, India". www.fallingrain.com. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/803241-pernem-goa.html
  3. ^ "St. Joseph High School Pernem - Goa". St. Joseph High School. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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