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Sao Goncalo Do Para Travel Guide, Brazil


São Gonçalo do Pará is a city situated in state of Minas Gerais. There are 26 states in Brazil and Minas Gerais is one those 26 states. Minas Gerais has second highest population amongst various states of Brazil and it also lies in number fourth position as per the area of states in Brazil. São Gonçalo do Pará lies in the western portion of Minas Gerais and had an estimated population of approximately 8500 as per the census of 2006.

The reason for the small population of São Gonçalo do Pará is their area in which the city is inhabited which is around 260 km² only. São Gonçalo do Pará is 130 km away from the capital of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, and it is at an elevation of 750 meters.


The annual average temperature of the city is 21.8 degree Celsius. The minimum average temperature touches as low as 15.8 degrees Celsius while the maximum average temperature touches the not so high 28.7 degrees Celsius. This kind of temperature gives the city the climate which any inhabitant would love to enjoy. São Gonçalo do Pará also receives regular rainfall which can approximately get to 1300 mm. Some major rivers which are responsible for the irrigation of the city are Rio Para and Ribeirao of Morais. The Rio Sao Francisco basin is also an integral part of São Gonçalo do Pará.

Important highways which connect São Gonçalo do Pará to the capital city Belo Horizonte are MG - 050 and BR - 262. Important roads which serve the locals of São Gonçalo do Pará are BR - 262 and MG - 252.

The major tourist attractions of the city are monuments like: the famous parish church and a graveyard built of crude stone which is said to have been constructed by salves in the year 1855. Some natural tourist attractions are the beautiful lake and a waterfall of Ribeirao of Morais. The famous lake was formed after a dam was built on a river to create electricity.

São Gonçalo do Pará might not be such a famous city amongst various tourists but as it is situated very close to the capital of Minas Gerais, many times tourists do drift towards the city.


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