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