Mariana, Minas Gerais

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Mariana
Município de Mariana
Historical center of Mariana
Historical center of Mariana
Flag of Mariana
Flag
Official seal of Mariana
Seal
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Mariana is located in Brazil
Mariana
Mariana
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°22′42″S 43°23′59″W / 20.37833°S 43.39972°W / -20.37833; -43.39972Coordinates: 20°22′42″S 43°23′59″W / 20.37833°S 43.39972°W / -20.37833; -43.39972
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
Founded July 16, 1696
Government
 • Mayor Duarte Eustáquio Júnior (PPS)[1]
Area
 • Total 1,194.208 km2 (461.086 sq mi)
Elevation 899 m (2,949 ft)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 58,233
 • Density 44.4/km2 (115/sq mi)
  (1st)
Demonym(s) Marianense[3]
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
CEP postal code 35420-000
Area code 31
HDI (2010) [4] 0.742
Website mariana.mg.gov.br

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.

Colonial churches in Mariana downtown.

It has an area of 1,194.208 square kilometres (461.086 sq mi).[5]

The municipality contains a very small part of the 31,270 hectares (77,300 acres) Serra do Gandarela National Park, created in 2014.[6]

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