Nantes Travel Guide, Brazil
A small Brazilian wonder- Nantes, Brazil-Overview
Nantes is a small municipality in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Brazil is full of natural and cultural wonders with magnificent beaches and music fueled cities. Sao Paulo is by far the industrial and economical powerhouse of Brazil.
Nantes is a small municipal area of this state which covers an approximate area of about 286.19 square kilometers. It is located at an elevation of about 418 m. According to the survey of 2004, Nantes has a population of only 2213.
The geographical coordinates of Nantes are latitude 22° 31' 0' Southand longitude 51° 15' 0' West.
The state of Sao Paulo, in which Nantes is located is named after Saint Paul. We can detail out the various features and cultures of Nantes, Brazil buy discussing about the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil as Nantes is a small municipality within this state only. It was founded by the Jesuits in the year 1554.It remained as a colonial backwater for much of the history but from 19th century onwards it took a plunge towards growth and industrialization.
It has the largest industrial park of Brazil and ranks top amongst all states in industrial production in the country. Although the industrial production was gradual and inward looking, but the state progressed in a well planned manner and achieved the highest industrial output in the country. Agriculture, textile and coffee plantation are amongst the early industries of Brazil. Sao Paulo state also accounts for about one-third of Brazil’s GDP.
Cultural Bonanza, Nantes does not feature much of the country’s natural beauties but is popularly known for its cultural heritage. Sao Paulo is also called as the cultural capital of the city and houses all major museums of Brazil, theaters, Nightly concerts etc.
This area is also surrounded by a large array of top class night clubs, restaurants and bars which can easily be compared with the best in the continent. The whole sate of Sao, Paulo is a region of mixed culture as many immigrants from different parts of the world have settled in this area. Most of the immigrants who have settled in and around Nantes are from Italy, Lebanon, Middle East and Japan.
The state of Sao Paulo is also well known for its Brazilian erudite culture which is one of its distinctive characters. The state has seen a downfall in its alarming crime rate since 1990, after the government has placed special emphasis on reducing the crime rate in the country. The official language of the state is Portuguese and this is taught as the official language in all schools. Spanish and English are also a part of high school curriculum in Sao Paulo in large and Nantes in particular.
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