This is the capital of Goa and located in the North Goa district. It is connected to the mainland by bridges. The origin of the name Panaji or Panjim has many explanations. Some of them include it being the corrupted version of "Ponjy" said to mean "the land that never floods". The Portuguese called the city "Panjim" and after liberation, it has seen its name changed to "Panaji". On December 1, 1759, the then Viceroy, Dom Manuel de Saldanha de Albuquerque, Count of Ega, shifted his residence from the then capital of Goa- Old Goa to Panjim. He is therefore called ‘The Father of Panjim’.