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Vista parcial de Betim MG.JPG
Flag of Betim
Official seal of Betim
Nickname(s): Contorno de Betim
Location in Minas Gerais
Location in Minas Gerais
Betim is located in Brazil
Location in Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19°58′04″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778Coordinates: 19°58′04″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Founded December 17, 1938
 • Mayor Carlaile Pedrosa (PSDB)
 • Total 342.85 km2 (133.6 sq mi)
Elevation 817 m (2,822 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 408,448
 • Density 1,176.6/km2 (3,047.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Betinense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 32500-000
Area code(s) (+55) 31
Website Betim, Minas Gerais

Betim is a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is located at around 19°58′4″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte. It is the fifth largest city in Minas Gerais and one of the 50 largest cities in Brazil.

Betim is home to a Petrobras's oil refineries, as well as Fiat's largest factory, which opened in 1976.[2] The city has an important role not only in the state's economy, but in the whole country's as well.

Betim is also internationally known for 'Salão do Encontro' and 'Missão Ramacrisma', two entities recognized for their social work with the poor communities and with special needs individuals.

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