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Quepem is a town with a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The town is the administrative capital for the Quepem taluka. The town was established by a Portuguese noble man Deão Jose Paulo, the dean (Deão) of the church in 1787 after he moved there just 5 years after the conquest of Qupem taluka by the Portuguese. He build his famous Palácio do Deão, followed by a public market, hospital, Church and other facilities for the benefit of the iinhabitants through his own expense. He was later awarded the unofficial title of Barão de Quepem by the then viceroy D. Manuel Francisco Zacarias de Portugal e Castro. Curchorem and Sanvordem are the major towns located near the Quepem town.GeographyQuepem is located at. It has an average elevation of 21 metres (69 feet). Located on the bank of River Kushawati.Demographics2001 census, Quepem had a population of 21,407 in 4,851 households. The municipality had a sex ratio of 952 females per 1,000 males. Quepem has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 66%. In Quepem, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.CultureThe city is known for the annual Ganeshotsav Festival, Carnival, Shigmostav celebrated with pomp and gaiety. The center of such celebrations is the Municipal Garden, at the center of the town. The village feast of Holy Cross is also celebrated with great zeal on September 14.
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