<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a census town
in North Goa
in the state of Goa
. It is situated just south of the famous Calangute
beach, and is popular tourist destination.
rule, Candolim became the first village to be entirely converted to Christianity
by the Franciscans
.Conversions and citizenry: Goa under Portugal 1510-1610
, Délio de Mendonça, Concept Publishing Company, 2002, p.405
, Candolim had a population of 8599. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Candolim has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 81% and female literacy of 70%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Candolim Beach is one tourist destination that is far from the madding crowds of the other beaches in the Beach Capital of India Goa. The quiet resort is charming with the bountiful beauty of nature. The white sandy beach is a major draw now though earlier it used to be the hangout of the few travelers.
The captivating Candolim beach is well connected with the rest of the places. The Dabolim airport provides the connectivity through air. For road transport there are plenty of buses that ply between Panaji, Calangute via Sinquerim.
The fort was built by the Portuguese way back in 1612 for defense against the Dutch and the Maratha invaders.... Read More