Information About Fernando de Noronha - Culture
The only inhabited part of the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is located in the largest island, in the Vila dos Remedios. The population of Noronha, about 2500 inhabitants, is famous for being warm and very welcoming. Curiously, part of the population is descendants of jailers and ex-inmates since the Island was once a maximum-security prison. Fernando de Noronha celebrated in August 2003 its 500th anniversary with festivities, concerts, and an ocean fishing championship.