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Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means "old" in Portuguese) is a historical
city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The city was
constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and
served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until
its abandonment in the 18th century due to plague. The remains of
the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The name Old Goa was
first used in the 1960s in the address of the Konkani monthly
magazine, dedicated to spread the devotion of the Sacred Heart, Dor
Mhoineachi Rotti which was shifted to the Basilica de Bom Jesus in
1964. Postal letters were returned to the sender, as the name "Old
Goa" was unknown then, according to then and long time editor of
the monthly, the great Goan historian late Padre Moreno de Souza,
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