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Pium

Pium is located at the access of the Cantão park and Bananal island borders. Its remarkable points are Lagoa Azul, a Lagoa de Pedra and Lagoa Bonita. The city has enormous reserves of rockcrystal, responsible for the economic development, attracting both tourists and investors. The city has also a prestigious Research Center, responsible for the Carbon Sequestration Project, which uses state of the art technology. http://www.ecologica.org.br/

Inhabitants: 7.000
Distance from Palmas: 181km
Website: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pium

History:
The city of Pium has its history linked to the exploitation of rock crystal, with the discovery of mineral deposits in 1940, in the town of Vila dos Piaus, today Pium. With the decline of the exploration of the crystal, families settled in the region and began to devote themselves to farming activities.
On December 6, 1949 the village was elevated to the rank of District and on June 23, 1953 to the status of municipality, under the name Pium, dismembered from Porto Nacional.
Attractions:

  • Parque Estadual do Cantão,
  • Beaches of the rivers Javaé, Lagoa Bonita, Azul and da Pedra Feia;
  • Ilha do Padre,
  • Centro de Pesquisa Canguçu
  • Artesanato de cristal de rocha.

Popular festivities: the city’s anniversary, June Festival and Feast of Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Patron: Nossa Senhora do Carmo (July 16)
Economy: agriculture

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