Teresópolis


Teresópolis

Infobox City
name = Teresópolis
native_name = Município de Teresópolis
nickname = Terê
motto = "Sub Digitum Dei"
(Latin for, "Under God's Finger")


image_caption =


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Teresópolis in the state of Rio de Janeiro
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_type2 = State
subdivision_name = Brazil
subdivision_name1 = Southeast
subdivision_name2 = Rio de Janeiro
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1891
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Roberto Petto Gomes (PDT)
area_note =
area_total_km2 = 770.5
population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes = [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE/2006] ]
population_total = 150921
population_density_km2 = 195.9
population_total = 150921
population_metro =
timezone = UTC-3
utc_offset = -3
timezone_DST =
utc_offset_DST =
latd = 22|latm= 24|lats= 43|latNS=S
longd = 42|longm=57|longs= 57|longEW=W
elevation_m = 871
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website = [http://www.teresopolis.rj.gov.br teresopolis.rj.gov.br]
footnotes =|

Teresópolis is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in a mountainous region known as "Região Serrana". The Serra dos Órgãos National Park lies partly within the city limits.

History

Teresópolis began as a "quilombo" founded by Maroons and "indigenous peoples". In 1818, Englishman George March (1781–1845) established a farm there, and when he died in the middle of the 19th century, the locals divided the farm into several shares, some of which the new owners eventually resold.

In 1855, the settlement became an incorporated village, and was officially renamed "Freguesia de Santo Antonio de Paquequer"; however, the local inhabitants had already become accustomed to calling their home "Therezopolis" (named for the Empress Tereza Cristina). At this time, the village had a population of 2,000.

Count D’Eu and Princess Isabel visited Teresópolis in 1868; Emperor Dom Pedro II visited in 1870, and praised the village's beauty. On July 6 1891, Brazilian officials upgraded the village's status to municipality.

Mountain peaks of Teresópolis

Teresópolis is famous in Brazil for its mountain peaks which attract many alpinists from all over the country.
*Peak of Pedra do Sino (2,263 m)
*Peak of Pedra do Açu (2,230 m)
*Peak of Agulha do Diabo (2,020 m)
*Peak of Nariz do Frade (1,919 m)
*Peak of Dedo de Deus (1,651 m)
*Peak of Pedra da Ermitage (1,485 m)
*Peak of Dedo de Nossa Senhora (1,320 m).

Of these, perhaps Dedo de Deus ("God's finger") is the most famous.

port and recreation

Teresópolis has excellent facilities for visitors of the Serra dos Órgãos National Park.

Teresópolis hosts Brazil's national soccer training center, the Granja Comary. It is also the home of two soccer teams, Teresópolis Futebol Clube and Teresópolis Esporte Clube, and a futsal club, Esporte Clube Teresópolis.

ister cities

Teresópolis' sister cities are:

* Rio de Janeiro

External links

Official

*pt icon [http://www.teresopolis.rj.gov.br/ City Hall (Prefeitura Municipal)]
*pt icon [http://www.camarateresopolis.rj.gov.br/ Municipal Legislative Chamber (Câmara Municipal)]
*pt icon [http://www.nossateresopolis.org.br/ Nossa Teresópolis] (NGO)

Tourism

*pt icon [http://www.teresopolison.com/ TeresopolisOn - Information, news, and photos]
*pt icon [http://www.portaltere.com/ Portal Terê - Complete guide to the city]

References


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