Água Comprida is a Brazilian municipality located in the west of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was estimated to be 2,093 people living in a total area of 489 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion of Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba and to the micro-region of Uberaba. It became a municipality in 1953.
Água Comprida is located at an elevation of 543 meters, 46 km. southwest of Uberaba. The distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte, is 525 km. Neighboring municipalities are: Uberaba, Miguelópolis (São Paulo) and Conceição das Alagoas. The southern boundary is the Rio Grande.
The main economic activities are services, small industries, and agriculture. The GDP in 2005 was approximately R$50 million, with 14 million Reais from services, 1 million Reais from industry, and 33 million Reais from agriculture. There were 139 rural producers on 48,000 hectares of land. The land is very fertile and agricultural production is high. 88 farms had tractors (2006). Approximately 500 persons were dependent on agriculture. The main crops were sugarcane and soybeans, but rubber, coffee, cotton, rice, beans and corn were also grown. There were 14,000 head of cattle (2006). There were no banks (2007) and 235 automobiles (81 motorcycles), giving a ratio of 11 inhabitants per automobile.
There was 1 health clinic. Patients with more serious health conditions are transported to Uberaba, which is connected by good roads. Educational needs were met by 2 primary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 pre-primary school.
- Municipal Human Development Index: 0.793 (2000)
- State ranking: 62 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
- National ranking: 722 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
- Literacy rate: 90%
- Life expectancy: 74 (average of males and females)
In 2000 the per capita monthly income of R$266.00 was just below the state and national average of R$276.00 and R$297.00 respectively.
The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place.
- Prefeitura de Água Comprida A well-organized site for such a small town with a lot of photos and statistics.