Ponda (IPA: [/fɔɳɖɛ̃ː/]; Goan Konkani: फोंडेें, phoṇde ?; Portuguese: Pondá), also known as Fonda, is a city and a municipal council in the north Goa district of Goa, India. Located in the central area of Goa, Ponda lies 28 km (17 miles) southeast of Panaji, the capital of Goa and 17 km (10.6 miles) northeast of Margao, the district headquarters. Ponda is also known as "Antruz Mahal" because of the presence of numerous famous temples and rich cultural heritage. The industrial center of the state, Ponda is home to many large factories and industrial estates, and is Goa's fastest-growing city.