São Lourenço, Minas Gerais

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São Lourenço
Municipality
The Municipality o São Lourenço
Parque das Águas de São Lourenço - MG.JPG
Banner o São Lourenço
Banner
Offeecial seal o São Lourenço
Seal
Motto: 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
Kintra Brazil
Region Sootheast
State Minas Gerais
Mesoregion Sooth an Soothwast o Minas Gerais
Microregion São Lourenço
Incorporatit 1 Apryle 1927
Govrenment
 • Mayor José Sacido Barcia Neto
Aurie
 • Tot 57.2 km2 (22.1 sq mi)
Elevation 875 m (2,871 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Tot 42,185
 • Density 583.3/km2 (1,511/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 37470-000
HDI (2000) 0.839 – high
Wabsteid São 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 well kent naitionwide for its natural 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.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

São Lourenço haes a yearly mean temperatur o 18°C. In the winter the laws can reach 0°C, sometimes 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 than 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 their wairm walcome continues tae entice visitors frae near an far.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Throuoot the year, several ootstaundin events tak place in Sao Lourenço. They 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 Hot Air Balloonists gatherin, as well as several conferences o major Brazilian organizations.

Durin the Winter - when schuils in Brazil enjoy a fower-week break - the ceety affers several especial events that attract a lairge 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.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 than 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Estimativas das Populações Residentes, em 01.07.2006, Segundo os Municípios" (PDF) (in in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 

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