Fernando de Noronha, Enchanting Islands World Heritage in Brazil


INDEPHEDIA.com - Fernando de Noronha is an enchanting archipelago in Brazil that is visited by many tourists. The archipelago, which consists of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, is 354 kilometers offshore from the coast of Brazil. In 2001, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site because of the environmental importance of the islands.

The naming of the islands was taken from the name of a Portuguese trader, Fernão de Loronha, who at this time was given him a Portuguese crown for services provided in connection with wood imported from Brazil.

On one side of the island in the Brazilian archipelago was a prison built in the late 18th century. From ordinary criminals to high-class political prisoners, they were placed in the prison which operated from 1938 to 1945.

Fernando de Noronha who has a history and natural charm that is beautiful, as time goes by the island's amenity began to develop. The resorts there have begun to appear in order to accommodate the needs of tourists.

Life above and below the sea is the main attraction for tourists to visit Fernando de Noronha. Turtle, cetacean; Spinner dolphins and humpback whales, pantropical leopards, short-finned pilot whales, melon-headed whales, sea eagles, and many other species that are often observed by a number of researchers and tourists visiting here. (WS.IN/ENG/*)
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