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Alem Paraiba

Além Paraíba is a city in the southeastern Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The name indicates its position on the far bank (from Rio de Janeiro) of the Rio Paraíba do Sul. It was known as São José d'Além Parahyba until 1923.RailwaysAlém Paraíba was at the junction of the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil (1871) and the Estrada de Ferro Leopoldina (1873). The grand but somewhat ruinous main station (Porto Novo) now houses a small railway museum dedicated to the EF Leopoldina.The Empreza Ferro Carril Além Parahyba followed in 1895 with a 4 km mule railway to Saúde which ran along the main streets and was electrified in 1925 but closed following a fatal accident in 1939. The tracks are still in existence.DistrictsThe city comprises the following districts: Banqueta Bela Vista Boiadeiro Esplanada Goiabal Granja Ilha Gama Cerqueira Ilha do Lazareto Ilha Recreio Jaqueira Jardim Paraíso Morro dos Cabritos Morro da Conceição Morro do Cipó Parada Breves Porto Novo Porto Velho Praça da Bandeira Santa Marta Santa Rita Santa Rosa São Geraldo São José São Sebastião Sítio Branco Terra do Santo Terreirão Timbira Vila Caxias Vila Laroca
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