Bonito de Minas

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Bonito de Minas

Official seal of Bonito de Minas
Motto: Portuguese: Coragem pra fazer Bonito (Courage to make Bonito)
Location in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Bonito de Minas is located in Brazil
Bonito de Minas
Bonito de Minas
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°19′22″S 44°45′14″W / 15.32278°S 44.75389°W / -15.32278; -44.75389Coordinates: 15°19′22″S 44°45′14″W / 15.32278°S 44.75389°W / -15.32278; -44.75389
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Mesoregion North of Minas Gerais
Microregion Januária
Incorporated (municipality) December 22 1995
 • Mayor José Reis Nogueira de Barros
 • Total 3,900,641 km2 (1,506,046 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,671
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.58

Bonito de Minas is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. As of 2007 the population was 8,787 in a total area of 3,901 km². The elevation is 629 meters. It became a municipality in 1997. The postal code (CEP) is 39490-000.

Bonito de Minas is part of the statistical microregion of Januária. It is surrounded by the following municipalities: Januária, Montalvânia, Cônego Marinho, and the state of Bahia. It is connected by poor roads to the regional center of Januária to the south. The distance is 48 kilometers. The Serra dos Tropeiros and the boundary with the state of Bahia are to the north.

This is one of the poorest municipalities in the state and in the country. The main economic activities are cattle raising and farming with modest production of rice, beans, corn, and lemons. In 2006 there were 695 rural producers with a total area of 63,936 hectares. Cropland made up 4,800 hectares. There were only 36 tractors. In the urban area there were no financial institutions as of 2006. There were 13 automobiles, giving a ratio of about one automobile for every 676 inhabitants, one of the worst in the country. Health care was provided by 1 public health clinic. There were no hospitals.

Municipal Human Development Index

  • MHDI: .580 (2000)
  • State ranking: 849 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
  • National ranking: 4,979 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
  • Life expectancy: 64
  • Literacy rate: 62
  • Combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrolment ratio: .744
  • Per capita income (monthly): R$49.12 (For the complete list see Frigoletto)


  1. ^ "Censo Populacional 2010" (in Portuguese). Censo Populacional 2010. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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