Partial View of Nova Lima
|Mesoregion||Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte|
|Incorporated||February 2nd, 1891|
|• Mayor||Cássio Magnani Júnior|
|• Total||165,425 sq mi (428,449 km2)|
|Elevation||2,460 ft (750 m)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|HDI (2010) ||0.813|
Nova Lima is a municipality of circa 87,000 people located circa 20 to the south-east of Belo Horizonte, the capital of the south-east Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Historically, the city was known as known as Campos de Congonhas, Congonhas de Sabará and until 1923 as Villa Nova de Lima. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte.
The St. John Del Rey Mining Company was founded by British interests in 1834 for the extraction of gold and also caused the settlement of some 150 families from Britain which led to the establishment of the Anglican Church in town.
The city is home to the Villa Nova Atlético Clube, the second oldest football club of Minas Gerais still active. The club was a major force in the 1930s until the early 1950s and won in that period five state championships. It is still a regular participant in the first division of Minas Gerais. From the late 1920s until the end of the 1930s th Sport Club Retiro also took part in the state championship. With José Perácio in 1938 and Luiz Carlos Ferreira "Luizinho" in 1982 two players born in Nova Lima represented Brazil in World Cups.
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- "Estimativa População 2013" [Population estimation - 2013] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
- "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" [Ranking of HDI-M of Brazilian Municipalities] (PDF) (in Portuguese). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2010. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- Sobre a nossa Nova Lima, Sou Nova Lima, 2013-08-22.
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