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São Lourenço, Minas Gerais

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São Lourenço
The Municipality o São Lourenço
Banner o São Lourenço
Official seal of São Lourenço
Acqua Vitæ Ignis Fidei
Location in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°06′57″S 45°03′14″W / 22.11583°S 45.05389°W / -22.11583; -45.05389
StateMinas Gerais
MesoregionSooth an Soothwast o Minas Gerais
MicroregionSão Lourenço
Incorporatit1 Apryle 1927
 • MayorJosé Sacido Barcia Neto
 • Total57.2 km2 (22.1 sq mi)
875 m (2,871 ft)
 • Total42,185
 • Density583.3/km2 (1,511/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
HDI (2000)0.839 – high
WebsiteSão Lourenço, Minas Gerais
Ceety o São Lourenço, Minas Gerais state, Brazil

São Lourenço (Saunt Lawrence) is a Brazilian toun in the soothren pairt o the state o Minas Gerais, in the sootheast o the kintra. It is ane o the smawest Brazilian municipalities, wi anerly 57.2 km² (22.1 sq. mi), an it is weel kent naitionwide for its naitural brawness an healin mineral watters. It is conveniently locatit at a equal distance - approximately 3.5h - frae twa major ceeties, São Paulo an Rio de Janeiro.


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São Lourenço haes a yearly mean temperatur o 18 °C. In the winter the laws can reach 0 °C, whiles wi hivy frost.

The region haes occasionally been affectit bi floodin; the maist severe occurred in 1940, 1986, 1990 an 2000. In Januar 2000, hivy storms caused the watters o Rio Verde tae rise mair nor 4.5m, leavin pairts o the ceety unnerwatter, includin the ceety centre an the municipal pairk whaur the mineral watter foontains are locatit. The resilience an strenth o is ceetizens haes brocht the ceety back tae its umwhile chairm an thair wairm walcome continues tae entice visitors frae near an far.

Tourism is the main economic activity o the ceety awtho it haes acome the regional hub for shoppin, medical care, bankin, etc.

Throuoot the year, several ootstaundin events tak place in Sao Lourenço. Thay include the Internaitional Choir Festival, Cachaça Festival - cachaça is a haurd liquor distilled frae succar cane juice, Winter Festival, Street Carnaval, Orchid Exhibits, Megacycle (a motorcyclists gatherin), Vintage/Clessic Caurs Expo, a Het Air Balloonists gatherin, as well as several conferences o major Brazilian organisations.

Durin the Winter - when schuils in Brazil enjoy a fower-week break - the ceety affers several especial events that attract a muckle nummer o tourits as well as bein well attendit bi locals. In the beginnin o August, the ceety celebrates its patron saunt, Saunt Lawrence, wi a ten-day festival that includes live muisic, tradeetional fuid, an firewirks.


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The ceety wis classifee'd bi the IBGE (Brazilian Institute o Geografie an Statistics) as the seicont better HDI (Human Development Index) o Minas Gerais an it receives aroond 600.000 visitors annually. Sao Lourenço boasts o mair nor 50 hotels, that can suit ony budget, an mony affer special packages for faimilies an recreational activities for childer. Maist hotels are aw inclusive, afferin buffet-style meals that can amaze your senses wi the fascinatin cuisine o Minas Gerais.


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  1. "Estimativas das Populações Residentes, em 01.07.2006, Segundo os Municípios" (PDF) (in in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 1 September 2006.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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