Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brazil - Guarujá (BR-50799)

Have I already told you that I love receiving postcards from Brazil (and other countries on the Southern Hemisphere) during the winter? :) They make me forget about the weather outside at least for a while :)
This card shows the view of Guarujá city in Brazil, with Maluf Hill, Pitangueiras and Astúrias Beaches.

Guarujá is a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil. The population in 2006 was 305.171. This place name comes from the Tupi language. The population is highly urbanized.

Guarujá is located in Santo Amaro island, situated in São Paulo shore. Its main economic sources are seasonal tourism and port related activities.

Guarujá is a popular weekend destination for families from São Paulo, which can get there driving in less than an hour (through the Imigrantes highway). Traffic gets heavy during the evening in holidays.

Guarujá has a borough called Vicente de Carvalho, in tribute to the Parnasianist poet.

A nick name for the city is "The Pearl of the Atlantic".

Guarujá is known for its famous beaches such as Pitangueiras, Enseada, Tombo, Pernambuco and Iporanga.


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