About Us

The village panchayat of Penha De Franca was formed in 1962. The village of Penha De Franca is situated in the Bardez taluka, North Goa district of the Indian state of Goa. The village derives its name from the patroness of it’s church Nossa Senhora da Penha de França.

According to 2011 census the village has a population of 15342 with 7816 males and 7526 females.
This Panchayat is surrounded by Reis Magos Panchayat, Pilerne-Marna Panchayat & Salvador Do Mundo Panchayat which form its boundaries.
Following are the public spaces under the management of the panchayat

  • Nana Nani Natvanche Park Kranti Nagar
  • Subhash Chandra Bose Garden Alto Betim
  • Forest Garden-Pundalik Nagar
  • Butterfly Garden Alto Betim
  • Goa Housing Board Garden Alto Betim

Famous personalities from the village include writer Vimala Devi and Dr. P.V. Rataboli

Places of Interest

  • Shree Pundalik Devasthan- Pundalik Nagar,
  • Shree Nilkanth Brahmeshwar Vanadurga Trust-Vidya Nagar Alto Betim, Shree Sateri Temple-Halliwada,
  • Shree Shambho Mahadev Saunsthan-Matav Wada Britona,
  • Shree Maharudra Hanuman Devasthan-Virlosa,
  • Shree Vithal Rukhmai Devasthan-Betim,
  • Shree Shantadurga Pilarnekarin Devasthan-Alto Betim,
  • Shree Maruti Temple-Housing Board Colony,
  • Shree Maruti Temple-Police Qtrs. Alto Betim,
  • Our lady of Penha de Franca Church-Virlosa,
  • Deepti Sadan Society of Pilar-Alto Betim,
  • Holy Cross Chapel-Alto Betim,
  • St. Peter Chapel-Coelho Waddo
  • Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha Betim

LOCAL FESTIVITIES

  • Feast of our lady of Penha de Franca Church
  • Jatra of Shree Shantadurga Pilarnekarin Devasthan