Located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Americana is the result of roughly two to three thousand Southerners who, upon losing the Civil War, decided to emigrate to the tropical paradise of Brazil. Encouraged by the then-Emperor of the nation, they brought agricultural advances from the United States with them, and made a fair amount of fortune. The descendants of these immigrants are known as the Confederados for their association with the failed Confederacy.
While the city is named for the first immigrants to the region, their descendants do not hold a majority of the population. A wave of Italian immigrants followed. While celebrations involving hoop skirts and other Southern costuming are common annual events in the city, it has taken on the appearance of a traditionally multiracial, multicultural Brazilian municipality.
Today, citizens of Americana are known as Americanese. The population hovers around two hundred thousand and change.