Santa Cruz de Minas

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Santa Cruz de Minas
Municipality
Municipality of
Santa Cruz de Minas
A view of a street of Santa Cruz de Minas
A view of a street of Santa Cruz de Minas
Official seal of Santa Cruz de Minas
Seal
Nickname(s): "A Menorzinha do Brasil, Santa Cruz" ("The Little Smallest of Brazil, Santa Cruz")
Location of Santa Cruz de Minas in Minas Gerais and Brazil
Location of Santa Cruz de Minas in Minas Gerais and Brazil
Coordinates: 21°07′12″S 44°13′22″W / 21.12000°S 44.22278°W / -21.12000; -44.22278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
Founded December 21, 1995
Government
 • Mayor José Antônio dos Santos (PP)
(2009-2012)
Area
 • Total 2.859 km2 (1.104 sq mi)
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,870
 • Density 2,752.71/km2 (7,129.5/sq mi)
Demonym santacruzense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Area code(s) +55 38
HDI' (2000) 0.755 – medium[2]

Santa Cruz de Minas is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the mesoregion of Campo das Vertentes and to the microregion of Sao Joao del Rei. It is the smallest municipality of Brazil, measuring only 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi).

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  1. ^ "Estimativas das Populações Residentes, em 31.12.2010, Segundo os Municípios" (in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 

Coordinates: 21°07′12″S 44°13′22″W / 21.12000°S 44.22278°W / -21.12000; -44.22278