Quepem is a town with a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The town is the administrative headquarters of the Quepem sub-district. The town was set up by a Portuguese respectable man Deao Jose Paulo, the senior member Deao of the congregation in AD 1787 after he moved there only five years after the triumph of Quepem sub-locale by the Portuguese. He assembled his well known Palacio do Deao, trailed by an open market, healing facility, a congregation and different offices to assist the tenants through his own cost.
He was later granted the informal title of Barao de Quepem by the then emissary D. Manuel Francisco Zacarias de Portugal e Castro. Quepem city before AD 1787 was a scattered settlement encompassed by thick wilderness. It was arranged in the august state governed by the Soonda's. At the point when Hyder Ali started striking and attaching the state, the august family swung to the Portuguese who quickly went up against Hyder Ali's powers and repulsed them back, and financed the organization of the state. Having no beneficiary to succeed, the then ruler gave finish control of the areas to the Portuguese for their liberality in 1783.