Bardez is the name of a region and taluka in North Goa. The name is credited to the Brahmin immigrants who migrated to the Konkan via Magadha in Gangetic India from Aryata, in the north-western part of the Indian sub-continent. Bardez or more properly Bara twelve desh country means "twelve countries" or lands. The shape "nation" likely alludes to tribe regional restrains, or to the Brahmin comunidades, of which the twelve, in no specific request, are Aldona, Moira, Olaulim, Nachinola, Siolim, Anjuna, Candolim, Serula, Saligao, Sangolda, Assagao and Pomburpa.
Bardez is delimited on the north by the Chapora River, on the south by the Mandovi River, on the east by the Mapusa River which starts in Bardez itself, close to the capital city of Mapusa, and on the west by the Arabian Sea. A local of Bardez is known as a Bardezcar, in the local Konkani dialect. Bardez is the site of the governing body of Goa, in the southern ward town of Penha de Franca Britona, in Serula. Different popular destinations are the fortification of Aguada, the shorelines of Candolim, Sinquerim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna and Vagator towns, the slope top religious community and life experience school of Monte Guirim which was reestablished by Padre Luna after Pombal's pulverization, the town networks of Salvador do Mundo, Penha da Franca, Siolim, Moira, Porvorim, Colvale, Saligao and Sangolda, to name however the most prominent.
The Institute of Hotel Management, Goa and St. Xavier's College are situated in Bardez. The Comunidade of Anjuna was renowned as a hipster settlement. Among Goan Catholics, it is popular as the origination of Venerable Fr. Agnelo, one of the two most noticeable Goan holy people, the other being Saint Joseph Vaz, the "Messenger of Sri Lanka".