Place:Pará, Brazil

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NamePará
Alt namesParasource: Family History Library Catalog
Parásource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeState
Coordinates4°S 53°W
Located inBrazil
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Abaetetuba
Acará
Afuá
Alenquer
Almeirim
Altamira
Americano
Anajás
Ananindeua
Anapu
Antônio Lemos
Apeú
Arumanduba
Autazes
Aveíro
Axinim
Bagre
Baião
Beja
Belterra
Belém ( 1616 - )
Boim
Borba
Bragança
Brasília Legal
Breves
Cachimbo
Cachoeira do Arari
Cairari
Cametá
Camiranga
Canumã
Capanema
Carapajó
Careiro
Carrazedo
Castanhal
Chaves
Colares
Conceição do Araguaia
Condeixa
Curralinho
Curumu
Curuçambaba
Faro
Fernandes Belo
Gradaús
Guajará Açu
Guajará-Miri
Gurupá
Icoraci
Igarapé Açú
Igarapé Miri
Irituia
Itacoatiara
Itaituba
Itatupa
Itupiranga
Jacunda
Joana Coeli
Joana Peres
Joanes
Juaba
Juruti
Maiauatá
Marabá
Maracanã
Marapanim
Melgaço
Mocajuba
Moiraba
Moju
Monte Alegre
Mosqueiro
Muaná
Murajá
Murutinga
Nova Olinda do Norte
Nova Timboteua
Obidos
Oeiras do Pará
Oriximiná
Ourém
Peixe-Boi
Piabas
Piriá
Ponta de Pedras
Portel
Prainha
Primavera
Pôrto Mendes
Pôrto de Moz
Remansão
Salinópolis
Salvaterra
Santa Isabel do Araguaia
Santarém Novo
Santarém ( 1661 - )
Senador José Porfirio
Soure
São Caetano de Odivelas
São Domingos do Capim
São José do Gurupi
São José do Piriá
São João de Pirabas
São João do Araguaia
São Miguel do Guamá
São Miguel dos Macacos
São Pedro de Viseu
São Sebastião da Boa Vista
Tauari
Tentugal
Terra Santa
Tomé-Açu
Tracuateua
Tucuruí
Urucará
Val-de-Cães
Veiros
Vigia
Vilarinho do Monte
Viseu
Vitória
Unknown
Almoço
Alter do Chão
Araquaim
Arauai
Arredores
Augusto Corrêa
Bacuriteua
Barcarena
Benevides
Benfica
Boa Vista do Iririteua
Bonito
Bujaru
Capitão Poço
Caraparú
Caratateua
Caripi
Curuçá
Inhangapi
Ipixuna do Pará
Jabaroca
Jacarequara
Jambuaçú
Japerica
Lauro Sodré
Magalhães Barata
Marudá
Matapiquara
Mirasselvas
Monte Alegre do Maú
Mututui
Mãe do Rio
Nova Ipixuna
Paragominas
Perseverança
Pôrto Salvo
Pôrto Seguro
Quatipurú
Santa Bárbara
Santa Cruz
Santa Isabel do Pará
Santa Luzia do Pará
Santa Maria do Pará
Santa Rosa da Vigia
Santo Antônio do Tauá
São Francisco do Pará
São Jorge do Jaboti
São João da Ponta
São Roberto
Taciateua
Terra Alta
Timboteua
Urucuriteua
Urucurí
Vila Nova
Vista Alegre do Pará
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source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Pará is a state in the north of Brazil. It borders the Brazilian states of (clockwise from north) Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Amazonas and Roraima. To the northwest it also borders Guyana and Suriname, and to the northeast it borders the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city is Belém, the 11th most populous city in the country.

Pará is the most populous state of the northern region with a population of over 7.5 million, being the ninth most populous state in Brazil. It is the second largest state of Brazil in area, with 1,2 million km², second only to Amazonas (it was the third until Mato Grosso do Sul broke away from Mato Grosso in 1977). Its most famous icons are the Amazon River and the Amazon Rainforest. Pará produces rubber (extracted from natural rubber tree groves), tropical hardwoods such as mahogany, and minerals such as iron ore and bauxite.

Every October, Belém receives tens of thousands of tourists for the year's most important religious celebration, the procession of the Círio de Nazaré. Another important attraction of the capital is the marajó-style ceramics, based on pottery from the extinct Marajó indigenous culture, whose designs have gained considerable international fame.

History

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The Portuguese colonization in Pará State first occurred in 1616, with the foundation of Presépio Fortress – today, Castle Fortress – at Guajará bay, which originated the city of Belém. Before that, the region had been invaded many times by the Dutch and the English, seeking pepper; guaraná, a tree from which a powder is produced and used as a stimulant; and annato seeds, a fruit used for cooking, as a sunscreen and also for the extraction of dye.

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