Place:Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil


NameNova Lima
Coordinates19.983°S 43.85°W
Located inMinas Gerais, Brazil
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Nova Lima is a municipality of circa 87,000 people located circa 20 to the south-east of Belo Horizonte, the capital of the south-east Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.[1] Historically, the city was known as known as Campos de Congonhas, Congonhas de Sabará and until 1923 as Villa Nova de Lima. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte.

The city is home to several mines, including the Morro Velho, Mostardas, and Rio de Peixe mines. A number of minerals are extracted from these and other sites in and around the city, including gold.

The St. John Del Rey Mining Company was founded by British interests in 1834 for the extraction of gold and also caused the settlement of some 150 families from Britain which led to the establishment of the Anglican Church in town.

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