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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Which one of the following is known as the Coffee port of the world?

  By GK Planet Team       Saturday, 20 January 2018
Q. Which one of the following is known as the Coffee port of the world?

A. Buenos Aires
B. Rio de Janeiro
C. Santos
D. Sao Paulo

Answer: Santos

The Port of Santos (in Portuguese: Porto de Santos) is located in the city of Santos, state of São Paulo, Brazil. As of 2006, it is the busiest container port in Latin America.

The location of the city of Santos was chosen at a convenient point for crossing the Serra do Mar mountain range, which is the main obstacle to access the interior. The first railway link from the port to the state capital São Paulo City, 79 km away, and the state's interior was completed in 1864. This allowed for an easier transportation of the vast masses of migrant workers who headed to São Paulo and the state's numerous coffee farms. The main product exported by Santos until World War II was São Paulo state's huge coffee production, Brazil's largest. Today, coffee has become a smaller component of Brazil's exports and cars, machinery, orange juice, soybeans are now some of the port's main exports.
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