Imigração de “maranhenses” para Caldas Novas (GO): contexto imigratório e crescimento populacional no período 2000-2010

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The research analyzes the phenomenon of immigration occurred in Centro-Oeste Region and its consequences to state of Goiás, especially to Caldas Novas county, as the significant presence of northeastern immigrants, mainly maranhenses, from 2000 to 2010, which resulted among other aspects, in its fast population growth. To sustain the results of the research, it was contextualized occupation process, formation and transformation of the county in face of the exploitation of natural resources – thermal waters – located in the territory, as well as the influences suffered by construction of Brasília and other changes that occurred at the time. The presentation of this historical panorama revealed the facets of the immigratory dynamic of Centro-Oeste Region, Goiás and Caldas Novas, exposing the relationships that integrated natural resources, economy and immigration. The methodology used was theoretical and documental researches. The combination of these strategies made possible the exposure of quantitative data about immigration of maranhenses to Caldas Novas in the period of national economic optimism 2000-2010 and how intra and intermunicipal transformations operated on the maranhense immigrant public. The results obtained revealed that Caldas Novas is a micro and regional highlight in attracting immigrants, mainly those born in state of Maranhão. This configuration directly reflected in the population growth of county, especially in the period after 1980, moment when the city was publicized, internationally, as the capital of thermal waters.



Imigração, Caldas Novas (GO), Turismo, Maranhenses, Immigration, Caldas Novas (GO), Tourism, Maranhenses


CABRAL, R. R. B. Imigração de “maranhenses” para Caldas Novas (GO): contexto imigratório e crescimento populacional no período 2000-2010. 2020. 130 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Geografia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2020.