Place:Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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NameTeresópolis
Alt namesTeresópolissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Terêsource: Wikipedia
Therezópolissource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XI, 644
TypeCity
Coordinates22.45°S 42.983°W
Located inRio de Janeiro, Brazil     (1800 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Teresópolis is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in a mountainous region known as Região Serrana. The Serra dos Órgãos National Park lies partly within the city limits. The city is known as the home of the Brazilian national football team, since it hosts CBF's training center.

History

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Before the arrival of the Portuguese to the area where Teresópolis lies today, in the 16th century, it was inhabited by Indians. In the following centuries, Portuguese started buying land there. The region was also occupied by a quilombo, formed by runaway slaves coming from sugar cane plantations near Rio de Janeiro.

In 1821, English citizen George March (born and raised in Portugal) established a farm there, which later became the most important settlement along the way between the court, in Rio de Janeiro, and the territory of Gerais (nowadays, the state of Minas Gerais), which led to the great improvement of agriculture and cattle raising.

The Brazilian imperial family was much impressed by the natural beauty and the climate of the region, which developed slowly so that in 1855 the settlement became a village that was named Freguesia de Santo Antonio de Paquequer.

The further development of the village was due to the traders that came from Minas Gerais in the way to Rio de Janeiro, and used the region as a resting stop. Finally, on July 6, 1891, the village became a municipality that was named Teresópolis, after empress Dona Teresa Cristina, wife of emperor Dom Pedro II.

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