Santa Bárbara, Minas Gerais
|Município de Santa Bárbara
Municipality of Santa Bárbara
|Founded||December 4, 1704|
|Incorporated (as city)||July 6, 1858|
|• Body||Prefeitura da Municipal de Santa Bárbara|
|• Mayor||Leris Felisberto Braga (PRB)
|• Total||684.20 km2 (264.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||from 713 to 1,863 m (from 2,339 to 6,112 ft)|
|• Density||40,7/km2 (1,050/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||(+55) 31|
The city was a pioneer in music education in public schools in Brazil, with the "Music in Schools" project. Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. English and Spanish are both taught as second languages.
- Public Schools: 22
- Private Schools: 4
As in the rest of Brazil, football is the most popular sport among locals.
The warmest month is February with an average temperature of 20 °C and the coldest is July with 13.6 °C. The mean annual temperature is 17.4 °C.
Santa Bárbara has four districts: Florália, Barra Feliz, Brumal and Conceição do Rio Acima.
Besides these, the city also houses several subdistricts and rural communities: Sumidouro, Santana do Morro, Galego, Vigário da Vara, Cruz dos Peixotos, André do Mato Dentro, Barro Branco, Cachoeira de Florália, Mutuca and Costa Lacerda.
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