Pedro Leopoldo

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Location of Pedro Leopoldo within Minas Gerais

Pedro Leopoldo is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte. The city is birthplace to prominent medium Chico Xavier and 1970 World Champion and Cruzeiro footballer Dirceu Lopes.

The municipality contains 44% of the 2,004 hectares (4,950 acres) Sumidouro State Park, created in 1980.[1] The Casa Fernão Dias is in the Quinta do Sumidouro district of Pedro Leopoldo. It is listed by the State Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IEPHA) as a cultural heritage monument. It contain exhibits that tell the history of Fernão Dias, a bandeirante who spent several years in the region with his followers in search of gold and precious stones. The house contains an annex where the state park's administrative staff work.[2]

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  1. ^ "Parque Estadual do Sumidouro", Descubra Minas (in Portuguese), SENAC Minas, retrieved 2016-12-12
  2. ^ Parque Estadual do Sumidouro (in Portuguese), IEF: Instituto Estadual de Florestas MG, retrieved 2016-12-12



Coordinates: 19°37′04″S 44°02′34″W / 19.61778°S 44.04278°W / -19.61778; -44.04278