Barroso, Minas Gerais

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Barroso
Município de Barroso
Municipality of Barroso
Por do sol em Barroso-2009.jpg
Flag of Barroso
Flag
Coat of arms of Barroso
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
"Cidade do Cimento" (Cement City)
Location in the state of Minas Gerais
Location in the state of Minas Gerais
Barroso is located in Brazil
Barroso
Barroso
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°11′13″S 43°58′33″W / 21.18694°S 43.97583°W / -21.18694; -43.97583Coordinates: 21°11′13″S 43°58′33″W / 21.18694°S 43.97583°W / -21.18694; -43.97583
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
Founded17th Century
Incorporated (as city)December 12, 1953
Government
 • MayorEika Oka de Melo (Progressive Party (2013–2016))
Area
 • Total81.726 km2 (31.554 sq mi)
Elevation
929 m (3,047 ft)
Population
(Estimativa IBGE 2013)[1]
 • Total20,484
Demonym(s)Barrosense
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−2 (BRST)
Postal Code
36212-000
Area code(s)(+55) 32
Websitewww.barroso.mg.gov.br

Barroso is a Brazilian municipality located in the south of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 19,353 people living in an area of 83 km². The elevation is 920 meters. The city belongs to the mesoregion of Campo das Vertentes and to the microregion of Barbacena. An important regional center, Barbacena, is located 27 km to the east and is connected by MG-265.

Statue of Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco in Santana Square (2016)

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  1. ^ "Estimativas da população residente nos municípios brasileiros com data de referência em 1 de julho de 2012" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.[permanent dead link]