Abadiânia

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Abadiânia
State Goiás
Geographical coordinates: 16°06′S 48°48′W / 16.100°S 48.800°W / -16.100; -48.800
Area: 1,047 km²
Population: 12,736 (IBGE 2005)
Elevation: 1,052 m above sea level
Postal code (CEP): 72940-000
Became a city: 1953
Statistical Microregion: Entorno do Distrito Federal
Distance to Goiânia: 88 km.
Abadiânia is located in the state of Goiás, Brazil

Abadiânia is a city in the state of Goiás, Brazil. It is home to a famous Brazilian medium and "psychic surgeon" — João de Deus.

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Abadiânia is part of the Entorno do Distrito Federal statistical micro-region. Neighboring municipalities are:

History[change | change source]

Despite being a municipality since 1953 Abadiânia was only installed in its present site in the 1960s. The population was not happy with conditions of access and little by little they began to build their houses along the highway 18 kilometers away, where the present-day town is located.[1]

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