Mariana, Minas Gerais

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Coordinates: 20°22′42.05″S 43°24′59.30″W / 20.3783472°S 43.4164722°W / -20.3783472; -43.4164722

Município de Mariana
Churches in Mariana downtown.
Churches in Mariana downtown.
Official seal of Mariana
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
Founded July 16, 1696
 • Mayor Geraldo Sales (PMDB)
 • Total 1.193 km2 (0.461 sq mi)
Elevation 899 m (2,949 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 53.989
 • Density 44.4/km2 (115/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI 0.772

Mariana is the oldest city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a tourist city, founded on July 16, 1696, and retains the characteristics of a baroque city, with its churches, buildings and museums.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cheney, Glenn Alan, Journey on the Estrada Real: Encounters in the Mountains of Brazil, (Chicago: Academy Chicago, 2004) ISBN 0-89733-530-9