- Tiradentes, Minas Gerais
Tiradentes is a municipality in the
Brazilian stateof Minas Gerais. It is located at coord|21|06|37|S|44|12|41|W, has an area of 83.5 km², and a maximum height of 927 m. Tiradentes had an estimated population of 6,364, as of 2004. The original village was established in 1702 and become a city on 19 January 1718. It was obviously named after " Tiradentes", a national hero, who was born there. The former name of the city was São José del Rey and it was changed as soon as Brazil adopted the Republic instead of the Monarchy.
* A section of the
Estrada de Ferro Oeste de Minasnarrow gauge railway from São João del Reito Tiradentes has been preserved as a tourist line.
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