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Campo Grande History, Brazil

The history of Campo Grande is one that goes back for a significant period of time.  It is a history of colonialism to start with and then a post-colonial grown period much like the the South American continent has been experiencing.  All of these different events have shaped the city of Campo Grande into what it is today; a premier tourism destination within the world market.  While the actual city was not founded until the late 19th century by which point the Portuguese had largely given up their imperial claims in Brazil, there are many influences on the city that come from the colonial period and this is reflected in a lot of the architecture that you can see in Campo Grande.

The actual event that has most to do with the founding of the city is a war known as the War of the Triple Alliance.  This was the bloodiest war ever fought in South America and it featured the nation of Paraguay on one side against the dominant alliance in South America. The end of the war left people weary of that type of combat and Campo Grande was founded by two farmers that wanted a different future for themselves and their families.  Whether the city has lived up to this initial aim is a matter best left to historians, but it is definitely something that is worth noting if you are interested in learning about the history of the places that you visit.

One of the first buildings to be created in the newly found village was a Roman Catholic Church.  Catholicism is still the dominant religion in South America and Brazil is no exception to this rule.  Many of the people that live in Brazil and specifically in Campo Grande are still fiercely loyal to the Roman Catholic faith and for that reason, the building of a church before anything else was actually not such a strange event during the late 19th century when the actual city was constructed.

Since its start, Campo Grande was a successful city.  It was never really a large city considering the massive population of Brazil, but the city is very much in tune with nature. 

One of Campo Grande's biggest tourism industries is that of ecotourism and in order to do that particular type of tourism properly, a smaller population is necessary.  For this reason, Campo Grande evolved as an interesting mix of two Brazilian symbols: the populous city centre and the beautiful natural habitat.


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