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Chapora River

Chapora River
Chapora river Pano 26012016.jpg
Chapora River as seen from Chapora Fort
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMaharashtra, India
 ⁃ location
Arabian Sea, India
Length21 km (13 mi)
Basin features
 ⁃ rightTillari

Chapora River is a river in northern Goa, India. It runs westward into the Arabian sea at Chapora and demarcates the border between the North Goa talukas of Pernem and Bardez. The river originates at Ramghat in the neighbouring state of Maharashtra[1] enters Goa and flows into the Arabian Sea. Vagator Beach, a tourist destination, is located at the estuary to the south, and to the north is the village of Morjim. There is a bridge across Chapora from Morjim to Siolim.

In the 18th century, the river marked the boundary between Portuguese Goa and India.[2]


  1. ^ Teotonio R. De Souza (1 January 1990). Goa Through the Ages: An economic history. Concept Publishing Company. p. 34. ISBN 978-81-7022-259-0.
  2. ^ David Abram (2003). Goa. Rough Guides. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-84353-081-7.

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