Santarem is a municipality located in the western part of Pará state in Brazil. Situated at the confluence of Amazon and Tapajos Rivers, it has become a very popular tourist destination. Santarem is the 2nd-most important city in the state, as well as the economic and financial center of state's western part. Santarem leads Santarem Metropolitan Area, which is made up of Belterra, Mojuí dos Campos and Santarem. It was once home to Tapajos Indians, tribe of Native Americans, and the river was named after them. They were leaders of an agricultural chiefdom which flourished before the arrival of the Europeans.
Santarem is located around 800 km (500 miles) from the largest cities in Brazilian Amazon: Manaus, located upriver in the Amazonas state, and Para state capital Belem, located downriver at the mouth of Amazon on the Atlantic. In 2012 Santarem had an estimated population of 299,420 people, and is the state's 3rd most populous city. It occupies an area of 22 887,090 km2 (14 304,40 ml2), of which 77 km2 include urban areas.
The city was established in 1661 by Portuguese colonists as New Santarem (after the Portugese city). It is one of the oldest in Brazilian Amazon. This is the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Santarem.
Due to Tapajos River's crystalline waters, Santarem has more than 100 km (62 miles) of natural beaches, like those of Alter do Chao village, famous as the "Caribbean in Brazil." Alter do Chao is also home to Saire, one of the major folklore festivals of the area, held annually in September.
Several political activists have lobbied in order to create a new Brazilian state via dividing the state of Para into eastern and western regions. The new state due to be established in the west is to be called Tapajos, with Santarem serving as its capital.
Highlights: Beaches, Amazon, Wedding of the Waters
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9 November, 2016
26 November, 2016
28 November, 2016