Friday, April 23, 2004

Congonhas

Town, east-central Minas Gerais estado (�state�), Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands, at 2,854 feet (870 metres) above sea level. The settlement was made the seat of a municipality in 1938. Known as Congonhas do Campo before 1948, the town is a centre for the mining of iron, nickel, gold, and other minerals. The town is dominated by the great pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus (1773) and its chapels, which are set

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