Encompassing a huge territory, with countless islands, lakes, beaches and mountains, the beauties of Para State split the attention of those who arrive to visit.
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The capital, Belem, has two thirds of its territory composed of islands. It is located at the Tocantins River margins.
The Portuguese colonization in Para State only occurred in 1616, with the foundation of Presepio Fortress, today, Castle Fortress at Guajara bay, which originated the city of Belem. Before that, the region had been invaded many times by the Dutch and the English, seeking pepper, guarana - a tree from which a powder is produced and used as a stimulant - and annato seeds, a fruit used for cooking, as a sunscreen and also for dye extraction.