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South-East Region

The South-East of Brazil is composed by the States of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It is the richest region of the country, responsible for approximately 45% of the Brazilian GDP.

The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following demographic information of the South-East Region: White Brazilians descendants from all nations of the European continent and Middle Eastern nations (majority Christians and minority Arab Muslims from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Palestine and others as: Armenian Orthodox Christians and Jews, Moroccan Jews and Christians, Turkish Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims and Persians Muslims), all combined make up close to 80% of the population in the region. Brazilians of Multiracial (Black/White, Asian/White, Asian/Black, White/Native American, Black/Native American and Asian/Native American) make up close to 10%, Brazilians of Asian descendants 5%, Blacks 4% and Native Americans 1%.

Sao Paulo, capital of the State of Sao Paulo and the fourth largest city in the world literally received, and still does, people from all over the world, and is home of the largest Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian, South Korean and Japanese communities outside those nations. They all call them self first and proud Paulistanos (Paulistas are people from the State of Sao Paulo) and than Brasileiros. In the city of Americana and other towns in the Campinas district of the State of Sao Paulo, are the largest communities of proud Brazilians who are descendants of the Confederados (Confederate/Southerners), outside the United States.

All added flavors to the region and still are responsible making the South-Eastern Region the technological hub and powerhouse of producing agriculture products and textile industries.

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