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Campo Grande

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.
Campo Grande is a Brazilian city with around 765.000 inhabitants, established on August 26,1899. Capital of Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul, is located on the western part of Brazil, with borderlines with Bolivia and Paraguay, was, in ancient times, mandatory way for those travellers who wanted to go, by land, from Sao Paulo or Minas Gerais to the northern Mato Grosso State.  
During the early 1900's, The Estrada de Ferro was completed linking Campo Grande to Corumba, on the Pantanal borderline, and to Bauru, Sao Paulo State. Also in the beginning of the 20th century, Campo Grande became the Brazilian Army Western Headquarters, making it an important military center. The increasing market made the city an important trade center, making the population increase from 140.000 people in 1970 up to 800.000 people in 2006.
In 1977, The State of Mato Grosso was divided in two, and Campo Grande was made the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, Today, the city has its own culture, which is a mix of those ancient travellers' cultures, with its songs, food. Its people are unique, made of mixes from all parts of Brazil and of the world, with many Japanese, Portuguese, Lebanese immigrants.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Campo Grande is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Central America.

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