Santana de Pirapama

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Santana de Pirapama
Municipality
Nickname(s): Pirapama
Location in Minas Gerais
Location in Minas Gerais
Santana de Pirapama is located in Brazil
Santana de Pirapama
Santana de Pirapama
Location in Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19°00′21″S 44°02′34″W / 19.00583°S 44.04278°W / -19.00583; -44.04278Coordinates: 19°00′21″S 44°02′34″W / 19.00583°S 44.04278°W / -19.00583; -44.04278
Kintra Brazil
Region Sootheast
State Minas Gerais
Foondit 1948
Govrenment
 • Mayor Alberto Carlos Gomes Tameirão (PMDB)
Population (2006)
 • Tot 8,175
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Santana de Pirapama is a municipality in the state o Minas Gerais, Brazil. Its population wis cauculated in 2006 wi 8,175 inhabitants.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santana de Pirapama's history begun wi the foondation o the district o Traíras - the name o a fish, common in that region. In 1948, Pirapama wis risen tae the status o municipality, unthirlt o the toun o Codisburgo.

The name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santana de Pirapama came frae a union o Portuguese an Indian leids. "Santana" is a contraction o "Santa Ana", Portuguese expression referrin tae Saunt Anne, Patron o the ceety. "Pirapama" came frae the leid o the natives, an means "furious fish", it's a characteristic o traíra, the fish whose name wis uised as the name o Pirapama when it wis juist a destrict o Codisburgo.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the month o Julie, fowk in Santana de Pirapama mak a pairty tae their Patron, Saunt Anne. Besides Saunt Anne, ither saunts are claimit in this pairty. namit "Jubileu", in Portuguese, like Oor Lady o the Rosary an Saunt Sebastian.