Santa Juliana is a Brazilian municipality located in the west of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 10,582 people living in a total area of 727 km². The city belongs to the meso-region of Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba and to the micro-region of Araxá. It became a municipality in 1938.
The city center of Santa Juliana is located at an elevation of 907 meters, in the Rio das Velhas valley. Neighboring municipalities are: Nova Ponte (W), Pedrinópolis (N), Perdizes (E), and Sacramento (S).
Communications and Distances
Santa Juliana is connected to Uberaba by state highway MG-190 and national highway BR-452. The nearest railroad station is in Uberaba.
Other distances (in km.)
- Uberaba: 83
- Perdizes: 36
- Araxá: 75
- Belo Horizonte: 453
- Uberlândia: 92
- São Paulo: 500
- Brasília: 500
The GDP in 2005 was approximately R$150 million, with 10 million reais from taxes, 51 million reais from services, 27 million reais from industry, and 61 million reais from agriculture. There were 337 rural producers on 34,000 hectares of land. 98 farms had tractors (2006). Approximately 1,800 persons were dependent on agriculture. The main crops are coffee, potatoes, rice, onions, soybeans, beans, and corn. There were 23,000 head of cattle (2006), most of which were raised for milk and cheese production. There was also a large production of poultry.
There was 1 bank (2007) and 1,687 automobiles (2007), giving a ratio of 6 inhabitants per automobile.
Health and Education
In the health sector there were 3 public health clinics (2005) and 1 hospital with 37 beds. Patients with more serious health conditions are transported to Araxá or to Uberaba, which are connected by good roads. Educational needs were met by 4 primary schools, 1 middle school, and 4 pre-primary schools.
- Municipal Human Development Index: 0.786 (2000)
- State ranking: 89 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
- National ranking: 898 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
- Literacy rate: 89%
- Life expectancy: 73 (average of males and females)
In 2000 the per capita monthly income of R$275.00 was just below the state and national average of R$276.00 and R$297.00 respectively.
The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place.