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XIX and XX Centuries

Relations

1825

Re-establishment of diplomatic and commercial relations bwtween the Netherlands and Brazil with the first Dutch consulate in Rio de Janeiro.

1850
Dutch official representation becomes General Consulate.
1860
A Dutch group from Zeeuws-Vlanderen arrive in Espírito Santo and found Holanda, a community 50 km from Vitória, capital of the state.
1889
The first Dutch Protestant settlers arrive in the south of Brazil.
1909
Workers from the port of Rotterdam start a community in Irati, Paraná. During the 1910 decade, HBU, later ABN-AMRO bank, opens in São Paulo the South American Dutch Bank.
1911

First Dutch immigrant colony is founded in Carambeí, Paraná.

1940's
New immigrants fleeing the II World War found two colonies in Paraná.
1948
Dutch Catholic settlers become interested in cattle-raising and agriculture in Mogi-Mirim (Holambra)
1951
Two protestant settlements are founded: Castrolanda, 30 km from Carambeí, Paraná and Não-me toques in Rio Grande do Sul.
1953
Brazilian and Dutch embassies are established in both countries.
1960
Foundation of Holambra II colony, in Avaré, São Paulo.
1961-1984
Foundation of Parambi, Paracatu (1967), Maracaju (1973) and Unaí (1984) colonies.
1992
Holambra II becomes a city and is responsible for 40% of the flower production in Brazil.
1999 - 2000

Nowadays there are around fifty Dutch companies working in Brazil: Veiling Holambra, Philips do Brasil, KLM, AMRO Bank, Makro do Brasil, Heineken do Brasil, C&A, Hunter Douglas do Brasil, Gessy-Lever and many others.

Lycée Pasteur, Curso Experimental Bilingue in São Paulo, Brazil and Lyceum Berlage in Amsterdam, Holland get together for The Time of Your Life twinsite.

 

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Work submitted for Twinsite 2000 - Lycée Pasteur, Curso Experimental Bilingue, São Paulo - Brazil .

Alexandre Giraud - Danilo Machado - Barbara Dieu