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The municipality of Paulo Afonso in the mid 18th century it was inhabited by the Portuguese who,
headed by Garcia d’Avila, went up the river San Francisco arriving where today is located the city.
This led them due to plenty of water. Found peaceful Indians Mariquitas and Pancarus, they
cultivated the crop and livestock farming, in mid­1705, Catholic priests began to catechesis of
forestry, with the intention to avoid being exploited by the explorers. In October 3, 1725, inland
dweller Paulo Afonso Nurseries received, by royal charter, a sesmaria measuring three leagues of
lengths by a wide. Situated on the left bank of the river San Francisco, covered the land alagoanas
waterfall, known then as “sink”.Not succumbing to the area that has received, the donee has held, in
addition to the barrier islands, the Bahian land existing in the right margin, where he built a camp that,
subsequently, became the Tapera of Paulo Afonso. The town began to require commercial
development which meets the request of foodstuffs, in part, not only of strangers, as the local
population. The hamlet was already expressive core population of municipality of Gloria, when the
Federal Government, on 15 March 1948, has created the Hydroelectric Company of San Francisco,
with the purpose to take advantage of the power of the Waterfall of Paulo Afonso. The camp works
were found in the lands of Forquilha Farm. . Around the premises of the Plant grew the City. The
mailings, which began in 1553 the penetration of the Sao Francisco River, are connected with the
history of the Waterfall of Paulo Afonso. In the 16th and 17th centuries, according to the files of
Portugal and Brazil, the Waterfall was known as “sink” or “Fork”, passing by the current name after
the granting of a sesmaria Paulo Viveiros Afonso, through permit October 3, 1725. Was Delmiro
Gouveia the pioneer who, in January 26, 1913, opened a small plant of 1,500 HP, now paralyzed and
did carry electrical power of Paulo Afonso for the locality of Stone, current City of Delmiro Gouveia,
seat of the municipality of the same name, fanned the White Water, in Alagoas. The main
characteristic of Paulo Afonso and have been the first underground plant installed in Brazil. Their
turbines are more than 80 meters below the level of the river San Francisco.
The territorial area of Paulo Afonso embossed formed by plateaus and valleys. The city is 243 meters
above sea level. Several accidents can be found in the region, such as the Waterfall of Paulo Afonso,
the canyon of the Rio Sao Francisco and the Shallows of Catherine. The predominant vegetation in
the city is the caatinga.
Paulo Afonso climate is semi­arid, with an average temperature high at around 30 degrees (C),
reaching near 40 °C between December and January. July is the month most cold with temperature
by turning around 22 °C.
The microregion of Paulo Afonso became prominent in secondary industry is one of Bahian towns
with one of the highest GDP, only the industrial sector pass of 1.49 billion according to data from the
IBGE, this takes into account due to the giant hydroelectric park that extends throughout the territory
and surrounding cities. Your region is highlighted in the development of fish farming, especially in the
creation of Tilapia, today attracts industries for the manufacture of animal feed for fish farming and
other purposes.
Attractions
The Balneario Prainha; Waterfall of Paulo Afonso; Canyons of San Francisco; Complex hydropower;
Church San Francisco; Monument the Bull and the Sucuri; Monument of Workers; House Museum
Maria Bonita; Belvedere Park; Square of Hoses; metallic Bridge; Car; exhibition Park.
The tourism of Paulo Afonso has increased in events such as the Moto power and the Saint John
party. The city also receives tourists by owning natural beauties such as the waterfalls and the
booking ambiental Raso Catarina (where are endangered species such as the blue macaw­of­lear
and the dove­avoante), in addition to locating the complex of mills of Chesf (Hydroelectric Company
of San Francisco), containing four large mills PA I, PA II, PA III and PA IV and Apolônio Sales
(Moxotó), in addition to the small plant Pilot ­ that makes Paulo Afonso be known as “Energy Capital”.
It is also a great archaeological site along with Xingó that, due to the fact that it doesn’t have a great
infrastructure chain, the majority of tourists staying at Paulo Afonso.
Paulo Afonso is just 3 hours of Aracaju and Maceio. In addition to being equidistant from Salvador
and Recife, both of which are about 500 km away. In addition to everything, Paulo Afonso is known
as the Brazilian capital of extreme sports, which makes several radical events occur throughout the
year, but its high point of tourism is the Cup Sailing. AND in his off­season carnival, the city is
crowded and a whole structure is made. The event, which was born of water sports such as sailing
and currently contains other modalities nautical, lasts an average of 3 to 6 days and usually be out of
season, the majority of great singers are available to present at the event. Currently the ministry of
Tourism has added Paulo Afonso as one of the 115 cities considered tours of Brazil.

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