Ilha C Governador
Ilha C Governador is an island recognized like district located on the Western side of the Baie of Guanabara.
Native soil of Araribóia, the island was inhabited by the tribe of the Indians Temiminós who gave up the island because of the attacks of the enemies Tamoios and the French traficants of Pau-Brasil, which were definitively driven out in 1567 by Portuguese. The September 5th of this same year, Mem de Sá gave the ground to El Salvador Correia de Sá, which was transformed into producer of Canne to sugar. Produced sugar was exported in Europe at the centuries XVI, XVII and XVIII.
With the XIXe century, the Prince regent D.João used the island as ground of Chasse. According to the tradition, the Beach of Bica is named thus because of a source which was used as bath for young prince D.Pedro, later D.Pedro I (1822 - 1831)
The international airportIn 1952 was inaugurated the Aéroport of Galeão , increased in 1977 to accommodate flights long distances. At the time, Galeão was largest airport of Brazil, with a capacity of six million passengers per annum.
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