Marechal Deodoro

Marechal Deodoro

Marechal Deodoro is a municipality and an important touristic center of Alagoas, Brazil. Its population is 42,793 (2005) and its area is 334 km².

History

The city was founded as Vila Madalena in 1611, and features a number of historical buildings from the colonial period. The first president of the Republic of Brazil, Marshal (Portuguese:Marechal) Deodoro da Fonseca, was born in Vila Madalena and the city was later re-named in his honour.

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