Bandeira, Minas Gerais
Bandeira is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007[update] was estimated to be 5,337 people living in a total area of 484 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion of Jequitinhonha and to the microregion of Almenara.
The elevation was 292 meters. Bandeiras became a municipality in 1962. The main economic activities are cattle raising (22,000 head in 2006) and the cultivation of cacao, oranges, sugarcane and corn. The GDP in 2006 was R$15,053,000. There were no banking agencies as of 2007[update]. In the same year there were 63 automobiles.
This municipality is isolated from major population centers and suffers from drought and poor soils.
- Municipal Human Development Index: .619 (2000)
- State ranking: 806 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000[update]
- National ranking: 4,325 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000[update]
- Degree of urbanization: 44.02% (2000)--the rate for Minas Gerais was 82.0%
- Illiteracy rate: 37.99% (15 years old or older)(Data from 2000) The rate for Minas Gerais was 11.96%; the rate for Brazil was 13.63%
- Urban area covered by sewage system: 80.00%--the rate for Minas Gerais was 81.39%
- Health clinics, health centers, and hospitals: 2, 1. There were no hospitals.
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