The Quiz: The largest city in Goa is named for what Portuguese explorer?
A Ferdinand Magellan
B Pedro Alvarez Cabral
C Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama, or simply Vasco, is the largest city in Goa, located on a peninsula on the central coast of the state. It was founded in 1543 and named after the first European to reach India by sea. Da Gama’s 1499 route around the southern tip of Africa was then the longest sea voyage taken by a European explorer. In 1524, Da Gama became the governor of Portuguese India, which Europeans exploited for its valuable spices.
The correct answer to this quiz is Vasco da Gama.