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Aparecida de Goiania

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Aparecida de Goiania is a city and municipality in central Goias, Brazil. It is the second biggest city in the state and a bustling industrial center. The population of the city was 435,233 in the 2005 with an area of 290.1 square kilometers. Bordering on the southern limits of Goiania, 21 kilometers from the center, Aparecida has experienced rapid growth as a suburb and an option for less expensive housing than in neighboring Goiania.
Its proximity to the capital has attracted important industries like Mabel, Vepeza and others, concentrated in the four different industrial zones. In recent years the number of companies has doubled. Presently there are 6,500 small to large sized companies in the municipality, with 700 of them being industries. One of the festivals that most attracts tourists to this industrial city is the festival of its patroness, Nossa Senhora Aparecida.

Aparecida de Goiania is the kind of town you daydream about. It is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Central America.

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