Location in Goa, India

Coordinates: 15°29′35″N 73°49′05″E / 15.493°N 73.818°E / 15.493; 73.818Coordinates: 15°29′35″N 73°49′05″E / 15.493°N 73.818°E / 15.493; 73.818
Country  India
State Goa
  Total 8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
  Total 59,066
  Density 7,274/km2 (18,840/sq mi)
  Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0832
Vehicle registration GA
Website goa.gov.in
The legislative capital of Goa

Porvorim (pronounced [pɔrʋɔrĩ]) is the legislative capital of the state of Goa, India. It is situated on the right bank (north bank) of the Mandovi River. The administrative capital Panaji is located on the opposite bank. Considered as a suburb of Panaji, Porvorim is considered an upmarket residential hub as it lies on the prime MumbaiGoa highway NH17.

Porvorim is hardly a couple of kilometers from the state capital, Panaji. Officially a village, it provides facilities no short of that of a town or a small city.

Many housing localities and complexes are also located in Porvorim, such as

Porvorim is well connected by roads. The National Highway 17 (NH17) runs through Porvorim. Infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, hotels and highways is developing here at a high pace. The Mall De Goa shopping mall is situated here.


Historically, Porvorim was originally centered on the village market at the crossroad between the Panaji–Mapusa highway and the Socorro–Sangolda road. It used to be the por-vod or last vādo of the village of Socorro. Ecclesiastically speaking, the parish church was Nossa Senhora do Socorro, at Zosvaddo, Socorro; Porvorim was served by the Candelaria chapel near the market, and by the Holy Family chapel (now an independent church) higher up, in Alto Porvorim.

It was the ancestral home of eminent Goans such as Fr. Hubert Olympus Mascarenhas and Julio Ribeiro.


Porvorim still has a lot of greenery. Porvorim now is particularly a residential area with educational institutions around.

Porvorim is situated on the banks of River Mandovi, with an excellent view of the state capital Panaji from the Mandovi bridge. Porvorim is home to several educational institutions, including the prominent Vidya Probhodhini Education Society, with pre-primary, primary, high school and senior secondary schooling sections.

Educational and Government Institutes

Porvorim is home to several educational and other governmental institutes.


Restaurants in Porvorim

There are several restaurants in Porvorim, such as[2]

Hospitals, Health Centers and Pharmacies in Porvorim

Other Major Cities in Goa


Goa Govt website Goa tourism website

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