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Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais is Brazilian state with the capital of Belo Horizonte. The total population of Minas Gerais is about 20mln people and it is the second most populous region of the country. It is also considered to be one of the richest states of Brazil. As whole country Minas Gerais can boast of its wonderful scenery. Economy of this state bases on services. This sector gives almost half of the GDP. Nearly 45% is industry, but agriculture is not so spread. Minas Gerais main exports are iron ore, coffee and vehicles.

Minas Gerais was founded by the colonists. It has the magnificent landscapes and preserved the old monuments and sights. The main architecture and religious attractions are numerous churches located throughout Minas Gerais such as São João del Rei or Oscar Niemeyer's Church of São Francisco de Assis. One of the things that attract people to this region is cuisine. It is well known due to its delicious dishes from the local products such as pork or chicken. The most popular dish here is "pão de queijo". It is a cheese roll which is served as an appetizer.

The province of Minas Gerais can also offer the tourists who want to try its tasty cuisine or come for a holiday the best hotels in Minas Gerais to stay in. The capital Belo Horizonte as the future host city of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics is the most luxurious city. There are located such exquisite hotels as Ouro Minas Palace Hotel, Belo Horizonte Othon Palace or Max Savassi Apart Service. Here you can find all the modern services such as pools, bars and restaurants.

The other benefit of Minas Gerais is its own Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport. It is located about 40km from the capital and has domestic and international flights to Europe and Americas.