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
State Minas Gerais
Incorporated (as city)December 17, 1938
 • MayorJosé Lapa dos Santos (PMDB)
 • Municipality365 km2 (127.7 sq mi)
 • Urban
5 km2 (2 sq mi)
797 m (2,615 ft)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BST)
Postal Code
HDI (2000)0.733 – high
WebsiteBelo 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]


  1. ^ "Town in Brazil made up entirely of women has made an appeal for bachelors (but only those willing to live by female rules!)". Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "'Cidade de beldades' desmente boato internacional de 'campanha por homens'" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 February 2015.