Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

Diamantina (Adamantine, Portuguese pronunciation: [dʒiamɐ̃ˈtʃinɐ]) is a Brazilian city in the state of Minas Gerais. Its estimated population in 2006 was 44,746 in a total area of 3,870 km².

Arraial do Tijuco (as Diamantina was first called) was built during the colonial era in the early 18th century. As its name suggests, Diamantina was a center of diamond mining in the 18th and 19th centuries. A well-preserved example of Brazilian Baroque architecture, Diamantina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Other historical cities in Minas Gerais are Ouro Preto, Mariana, Tiradentes, Congonhas and Sabará.

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Diamantina (Adamantine, Portuguese pronunciation: [dʒiamɐ̃ˈtʃinɐ]) is a Brazilian city in the state of Minas Gerais.

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