Marechal Deodoro

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Coordinates: 09°42′36″S 35°53′42″W / 9.71000°S 35.89500°W / -9.71000; -35.89500 Marechal Deodoro is a municipality and an important tourist center of Alagoas, Brazil. Its population is 42,793 (2005) and its area is 334 km².[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded as Vila Madalena in 1611, and features a number of historical buildings from the colonial period. The first president of the Republic of Brazil, Marshal (Portuguese: Marechal) Deodoro da Fonseca, was born in Vila Madalena and the city was later renamed in his honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]