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Consider the following statements and choose the correct option.
1. The first Portuguese Governor of Indian possessions was Francisco de Almeida.
2. Cochin was the first Portuguese capital in India, and later it was replaced by Goa.
3. The Portuguese East India Company established their first factory at Calicut.


A
1 & 3 are true
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B
Only 3 is true
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C
1 & 2 are true
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D
All 1, 2, & 3 are true
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Solution

The correct option is D All 1, 2, & 3 are true
In 1505 CE, Francisco de Almeida was appointed as the first Portuguese governor in India. Nino de Cunha moved the Portuguese capital from Cochin to Goa in 1530 CE. In 1501 CE, Vasco da Gama arrived in India and set up a trading centre at Cannanore laying the foundations of the Portuguese East India Company. After that, the Portuguese started establishing factories at Calicut and Cochin.

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