Carmópolis de Minas

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Carmópolis de Minas is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.


The first name of the town documents from 1862, when the parish was established by Provincial Law No 1144 to September 24. On December 27, 1948 was elevated to the rank of city with the name of Carmópolis of Mines. The name - "City of Caramel (polis)" - honors its patron Our Lady of Caramel and refers to Mount Caramel by its mountainous topography. For the old name, there are two versions: a bird would come from the region or homonym of "bread is already" taken by pioneer s to be welcomed by locals when in town. There is still a rural town that retains the old name of the city, the village of Great Japan.

The primitive inhabitants of the region were the Indian Carijós, Goianazes and Cataguás. Around the year of 1700, the region received its first white, bandeirantes paulistas and Portuguese, in the hinterland demand Goias. Continuing on their adventure, they would have left few remaining white care of farming, to ensure the supply for the return. Years later, the back, found the place already developed and has been offered to them bread, manufactured with wheat planting site. In 1807 began the construction of the Church, by Father Dominic da Costa Guimarães. The town has been developing slowly, and in 1862 became the end of the village of Oliveira, will remain so until their emancipation in 1948, coming to receive the name of Carmópolis of Mines.

It was four sites in the city, where they are found petroglyphs s - rocks from the period of prehistory, which contain inscriptions engraved on its surface.


Coordinates: 20°33′S 44°38′W / 20.550°S 44.633°W / -20.550; -44.633