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Location of Brotas within São Paulo state
|• Total||1,101.5 km2 (425.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||647 m (2,123 ft)|
|Population (2004 est.)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
The town its known locally for its coffee, on which its economy relies.
The city's history started in 1839 when a chapel was built which originated a settlement around it. Brotas became a district of Araraquara in 1841, then it became a district of Rio Claro in 1853. On August 22, 1859 the district was promoted to a municipality.
The municipality experienced its greater development era during the coffee farming expansion which occurred between the 1920s and the 1930s. During this era the city received a large number of Italian immigrants. Due to the coffee agriculture decline, a large number of Brotas' citizens migrated to larger cities.
Despite its coffee-oriented historical economic development, Brotas is known internationally for its specialization in adventure tourism, hosting the practice of several adventurous sports such as rafting and canoeing, taking advantage of the Jacaré Pepira River.
- Brotas Online.com.br (Portuguese)
- Brotas.com.br (Portuguese)
- Visite Brotas (Portuguese)
- Viaje Brotas (Portuguese)
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