Mormugao (Portuguese Mormugao ) is a port city in the Indian state of Goa. It is the capital of a taluka ( sub-district ) of the district of South Goa.
Murmugao lies at the mouth of the river Zuari. The Mormugao Bay is considered one of the best natural harbors in South Asia.
The town has 97,085 inhabitants ( 2001).
Among the Portuguese Governor General Augusto César Cardoso de Carvalho (28th October 1886 to April 1889 ), the Port of Mormugao and the railway line was opened up to the border with British India.
In the port it came in the conquest of Portuguese India by the Republic of India on 18 December 1963 to a fight between the Portuguese frigate Afonso de Albuquerque and Indian warships. The Afonso de Albuquerque was destroyed.
Mormugao is one of the major ports of India for iron ore exports.