Americana (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐmeɾiˈkɐnɐ], uncommonly [amɛɾiˈkɐnɐ]) is a municipality (município) located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Campinas. The population is 229,322 (2015 est.) in an area of 133.91 km². The original settlement developed around the local railway station, founded in 1875, and the development of a cotton weaving factory in a nearby farm. After 1866, several former Confederate citizens from the American Civil War settled in the region. Following the Civil War, slavery was abolished in the United States. In Brazil, however, slavery was still legal, making it a particularly attractive location to former Confederates, among whom was a former member of the state Alabama Senate, William Hutchinson Norris. Around three hundred of the Confederados are members of the Fraternidade Descendência Americana (Fraternity of American Descendants). They meet quarterly at the Campo Cemetery. The city was known as Vila dos Americanos ("Village of the Americans") until 1904, when it belonged to the city of Santa Bárbara d'Oeste. It became a district in 1924 and a municipality in 1953. Americana has several museums and tourist attractions, including the Pedagogic Historical Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum. Rio Branco Esporte Clube, founded in 1913, is the football (soccer) club of the city. The team plays their home matches at Estádio Décio Vitta, which has a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Americana is Brazil's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Americana, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sao Paulo. Take a short trip from Americana and set some time aside to explore the Sao Paulo. Dotted with places like Ibirapuera Park, Museu Da Lingua Portuguesa, Museu Do Futebol; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Americana, you'll have to take a flight to Sao Paulo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Americana, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
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