In Greek this Brazilian city’s name means City of Ana. The origin of the name Ana most likely derives from the city founders’ patron saint: Our Lady of Santana and perhaps Dona Ana das Dores who was reputed to be the owner of a secular statue ‘santa padroeira de Anapolis’ that was later kept as a historical religious relic in the Matriz de Santana in the city. It was first officially mentioned in a document in 1870 but had been settled before that year.
The third most populous city in the country, it is to be found in the State of Goiás and is located between the federal capital Brasília and the state’s capital Goiânia quite deeply in the country. Brasil itself is the 5th largest country in the world by total area, a close second with Canada, the US and China. Tropical savanna predominates in this part of the country with dry and cool winters and warm, wet summers. Temperatures are tempered in the metropolis by being one kilometer high in the sky.
Whether your visit to the area is for a fun getaway or a meeting at Unimed or Bradesco, our hotel’s brilliant location places you close to the city’s top attractions as well as the business district. Other companies that are also nearby are Vitamedic and Linea Alimentos as well as Anápolis Air Base ALA 2. If you’re in the area for business, the Radisson Hotel Anapolis is located close to companies like Vitamedic and Linea Alimentos as well as Anápolis Air Base ALA 2. Not to mention, its nearby location to the bustling plazas of Praça Bom Jesus and Praça Dom Emanuel.
Although a smaller tourist destination, Anapolis is beautiful and has a few memorable sites to see such as Parque Ambiental Ipiranga. There you can plan a few hours of a trip on the side while traveling to Brasilia or Abadiânia. It’s quite a lovely place for a walk, jogging and leisure. Some lively squares to visit are Praça Bom Jesus and Praça Dom Emanuel. There is also the Estadio Jonas Duarte which has a seating capacity of over 14,000 and also hosts artists in addition to much coveted soccer matches.
The land in the area of Anapolis lends itself well to intensive production of staples such as oranges, bananas and sugarcane. The city is also an important industrial and logistics hub in Brazil’s central west area which it became after its Industrial District was implemented in 1970 making it one of the most developed municipalities in the state today. There are also many institutions of higher learning in town such as Goiás State University. Several pharmaceutical plants operate in the city which has one of the fastest growing industrial sectors.
DAIA (Distrito Agro-Industrial de Anapolis) is the industrial sector of Anapolis which includes Laboratório Teuto Brasil, a pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant, that is also the largest generic medicine-producing plant in the country. In recognition of these economic feats, the federal government built a massive logistical center around the DAIA making it an important center of distribution by rail, road and air for goods throughout Brazil. There are good highways linking Anapolis both with Goiânia and Brasília.
Speaking of road transport, it is interesting to note that the plant producing the popular Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai HB20 is also based here. Centro-Atlântica railroad has a branch straight into the community with over 400 miles of rail in Goiás allowing connections to important ports in Brazil. Lastly, Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) maintains one of the most important military air bases in the municipality.