Rio Grande do Norte (RN)
Touros is a municipality located in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte in the Northeast region of eastern Brazil and at the Polo Costa das Dunas. Has the nickname of "the corner of Brazil" or "corner of the continent", since it lies in a region where the Brazilian coast makes a curve.
In 1501, in an expedition sent by the King of Portugal, the first Portuguese settlers landing on the coast of Rio Grande do Norte by the waterfront, on the boundary between the municipalities of big rock, Bulls and São Miguel do Gostoso.
Touros has a significant amount of fishing, and there is a nearby seawater basin in the ocean formed by banks of coral. Brazil's largest lighthouse, the Farol do Calcanhar is in the city of Touros. The Touros Village Beach Resort is a tourist attraction.
The northernmost section of the BR-101 highway is located in Touros, which is the longest highway in Brazil.
The main economic activity of Rio Grande do Norte is tourism, followed by the extraction of petroleum (the second largest producer in the country), agriculture, fruit growing and extraction of minerals, including considerable production of seasalt, among other economic activities.
The state is famous for having many popular attractions such as the Maior cajueiro do mundo (world's largest cashew tree), the dunes and the dromedaries of Genipabu, the famous beaches of Ponta Negra, Maracajaú and Pipa's paradise, the Carnatal the largest off-season carnival in Brazil, the Forte dos Reis Magosis a sixteenth-century fortress, the hills and mountains of Martins, the Dunas Park the second largest urban park in the country, and several other attractions.