Santa Bárbara, Minas Gerais

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Santa Bárbara
Município de Santa Bárbara
Municipality of Santa Bárbara
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Santa Bárbara
Santa Bárbara is located in Brazil
Santa Bárbara
Santa Bárbara
Localization of Santa Bárbara in Brazil
Coordinates: 19°57′S 43°24′W / 19.950°S 43.400°W / -19.950; -43.400Coordinates: 19°57′S 43°24′W / 19.950°S 43.400°W / -19.950; -43.400
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  Minas Gerais
Founded December 4, 1704
Incorporated (as city) July 6, 1858
 • Type Mayor-council
 • 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)
 • Total 27,850
 • Density 40,7/km2 (1,050/sq mi)
 • Demonym santabarbarense
Postal Code 35960-000
Area code(s) (+55) 31
Location of Santa Bárbara within Minas Gerais

Santa Bárbara is a Brazilian municipality founded in 1704 and located in the state of Minas Gerais.


Main article: Economy of Brazil

Currently its economy is based on iron and gold mining. The city also produces honey and charcoal in large scale.


Main article: Education in Brazil

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.

Educational institutions[edit]


  • Public Schools: 22
  • Private Schools: 4


As in the rest of Brazil, football is the most popular sport among locals.


Main article: Climate of Brazil

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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