Belo Vale

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Belo Vale
The Municipality of Belo Vale'
Flag of Belo Vale
Location of Belo Vale
Belo Vale is located in Brazil
Belo Vale
Belo Vale
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°24′28″S 44°01′26″W / 20.40778°S 44.02389°W / -20.40778; -44.02389Coordinates: 20°24′28″S 44°01′26″W / 20.40778°S 44.02389°W / -20.40778; -44.02389
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  Minas Gerais
Founded 1938
Incorporated (as city) December 17, 1938
 • Mayor José Lapa dos Santos (PMDB)
 • Municipality 365 km2 (127.7 sq mi)
 • Urban 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
Postal Code 35473-000
HDI (2000) 0.733 – high
Website Belo Vale, Minas Gerais

Belo Vale is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is located 82 km south from Belo Horizonte, the state capital. The population was 7,470 inhabitants in 2009.

In 2014, a story about the village of Noiva do Cordeiro, situated within Belo Vale, was published by tabloids around the world. Among other things, these reports said that the population of Noiva do Cordeiro was entirely made up of single women,[1] but this has been dismissed as a hoax by BBC Brazil.[2]