Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Londrina, Parana, Brazil

Londrina was named after the British entrepreneurs who launched railroad stations in the region to ease the transportation of coffee grains from northern ParanĂ¡ and southern Sao Paulo states to the port of Santos. The Londrina name pays homage to the English capital London (Londres in Portuguese), since an English cotton company made the original investment to settle in this area. The city's population consists of descendants of those settlers, Brazilians from other cities or states, Portuguese, English, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, African, Spanish, Native, Arabian and Bulgarian Brazilians.

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