Tiradentes, Minas Gerais

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Downtown Tiradentes
Downtown Tiradentes
Official seal of Tiradentes
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Location in the State of Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 21°06′31″S 44°10′28″W / 21.10861°S 44.17444°W / -21.10861; -44.17444Coordinates: 21°06′31″S 44°10′28″W / 21.10861°S 44.17444°W / -21.10861; -44.17444
Country Brazil
State Minas Gerais
Time zoneUTC-3 (BST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BDT)
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Tiradentes is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It is located at 21°06′37″S 44°12′41″W / 21.11028°S 44.21139°W / -21.11028; -44.21139, has an area of 83.5 km², and a maximum elevation above sea level of 927 m. Tiradentes had an estimated population of 6,364, as of 2004; the original village was established in 1702 and became a city on 19 January 1718. In 1889 the city was renamed from São José del Rey in honour of the national hero who was born nearby.

It has been acclaimed as an unspoiled example of Portuguese colonial architecture.

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