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Governador Valadares

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Governador Valadares is a city in eastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It lies on the left bank of the Doce River. The city was made the seat of a municipality in 1937. The population of the city was 231,724 with an area of 2,355.4 square kilometers. Its population density was 98.38 inhabitants per square kilometers.
The area around Governador Valadares was explored in colonial times. The first expedition to reach the Doce River was in 1573, leaving from Porto Seguro in Bahia. Only in the beginning of the nineteenth century was its colonization begun when in 1808 the Portuguese government created military divisions in the region. In 1823, the D. Manoel barracks was established, on the left bank of the Doce, exactly at the point at which the river begins to be partially navigable as far as the sea.

Governadoris definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Central America worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Central America.

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