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Pará, the second largest state in Brazil by area, is located in the north of Brazil and encompasses the mouth of the Amazon River.

Location of state Pará in Brazil


Map of Pará (Brazil)
  • 1 Belém - the capital and terminus for a trip down the Amazon
  • 2 Alenquer  
  • 3 Algodoal
  • 4 Alter do Chão
  • 5 Belterra - Henry Ford moved his rubber cultivation project here after he failed in Fordlândia
  • 6 Capanema
  • 7 Castanhal  
  • 8 Fordlândia - a historic city where Henry Ford once tried to cultivate rubber.
  • 9 Itaituba - a small city near the end of navigable part of the Tapajós river.
  • 10 Monte Alegre   - famous for some nearby ancient rock paintings.
  • 11 Ourilândia do Norte  
  • 12 Parauapebas
  • 13 Salinópolis (also known as Salinas) is a beach resort some 300 km from Belém.
  • 14 Santarém - a small city located where the Tapajós river pours into the Amazon River

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Get inEdit

  • Val de Cans International Airport (BEL IATA)
  • Santarém-Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport (STM IATA)

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Among all the Brazilian states Pará has by far the heaviest influence of indigenous cooking. Many of these dishes will taste strange to an average European, but all are quite worth a try

  • Tucupí: A yellow gravy boiled from manioc, quite bitter, goes in many dishes.
  • Maniçoba: A distant cousin of the all-Brazilian Feijoada, easily shortlisted for worst-ever-looking-food. Mostly pork and manioc, served with rice.
  • Pato no Tucupí: duck with jambú (vegetable) cooked in tucupí.
  • Tacacá: soup with tucupí, dried shrimps and jambú.
  • Açaí: soup-like dessert made from the Açaí fruit.
  • Brazil Nuts: A nut native to the region.


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