Aiuruoca

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Location of Aiuruoca

Aiuruoca is a city in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. In 2004 its population was estimated to be 6,394.

Aiuruoca was founded in 1706.

In the 1920s, Danish immigrants in rural parts of Aiuruoca laid the foundation for the modern Brazilian cheese production.[1]

The municipality contains 15.76% of the 22,917 hectares (56,630 acres) Serra do Papagaio State Park, created in 1998.[2]

21°58′S 44°36′W / 21.967°S 44.600°W / -21.967; -44.600

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://revistagloborural.globo.com/GloboRural/0,6993,EEC1708312-1641-1,00.html
  2. ^ PES da Serra do Papagaio (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-27