João Pinheiro, Minas Gerais
|Nickname(s): Jomp's City|
Localization of João Pinheiro in Minas Gerais
|Founded||August 30, 1911|
|• Mayor||Carlos Gonçalves da Silva (PSDB)
|• Total||10.727,460 km2 (4.141895 sq mi)|
|Elevation||765 m (2,510 ft)|
|• Density||4.22/km2 (10.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Postal Code (CEP)||38770-000|
|Area code(s)||+55 38|
Its population in 2010 was 45,260 inhabitants.
The municipality was founded on August 30, 1911, and is located in the northwest of Minas Gerais. João Pinheiro is the largest municipality in area in the state, with 10 716.960 km ², with almost twice the area of the Distrito Federal, four times Luxembourg, and is higher than countries such as Cyprus. Being a bit larger than the Lagoa dos Patos, in Rio Grande do Sul. Has easy access from the BR-040, responsible for binding Brasília-Belo Horizonte. It is connected by paved roads in good condition and the municipalities of: Paracatu, Lagoa Grande, Brasilândia de Minas, Buritizeiro, Presidente Olegário, São Pedro da Ponte Firme and Varjão de Minas. The city has some traditional festivals, such as Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro, held in April, the off-season carnival, João Pirô, held in October and the Festa da Cidade, held in September.
- "Estimativas das Populações Residentes, em 31.12.2010, Segundo os Municípios" (in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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