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Rainbow in Itú City.

Itu is a city in São Paulo state. The population is around 150,000.

This name "Itú" comes from the Tupi language. It was founded by the Portuguese in 1610 by Domingos Fernandes. It became a city in 1843.

Itu became a famous town after "Simplicio" a well known Brazilian comedian, born in Itú, was made Tourism Secretary and to increase tourism promoted it as the "capital of large things". For example, the town square holds a giant 4mt high yellow phone-booth "orelhão". The Itu popsicle is about 30 cm (1 feet) tall. And a giant christmas tree.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all TE friends!

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