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Flag of Brumadinho
Official seal of Brumadinho
MinasGerais Municip Brumadinho.svg
Brumadinho is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°08′34″S 44°12′00″W / 20.14278°S 44.20000°W / -20.14278; -44.20000Coordinates: 20°08′34″S 44°12′00″W / 20.14278°S 44.20000°W / -20.14278; -44.20000
Country Brazil
StateMinas Gerais
MesoregionMetropolitan of Belo Horizonte
MicroregionBelo Horizonte
IncorporatedMay 25, 1955
 • MayorAntônio Brandão
 • Total247,160 sq mi (640,150 km2)
2,890 ft (880 m)
 (2020 [2])
 • Total40,666
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)[3]0.747

Brumadinho (Brazilian Portuguese: [bɾumaˈdʒiɲu]) is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the Belo Horizonte metropolitan mesoregion and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte. Brumadinho is at an altitude of 880 m. In 2020 the population was 40,666. The municipality is on the Paraopeba River.

The Inhotim Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the most important art venues of Brazil, is in the city.

The municipality contains part of the 3,941 hectares (9,740 acres) Serra do Rola-Moça State Park, created in 1994.[4]


Brumadinho was settled in 1689.[citation needed] The Banda São Sebastião Musical Corporation, a symphonic band, was founded on May 13, 1929, by Tarcilio Gomes da Costa in Brumadinho. The municipality of Brumadinho itself was officially established on December 17, 1938.

On January 25, 2019, the city was the victim of a tailings dam collapse that killed 270 people.[5][6] The disaster released a mudflow that advanced over houses in a rural area near the city.

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  1. ^ "Área territorial oficial" [Official Territorial Area] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). October 1, 2002. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  2. ^ IBGE 2020
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" [Ranking of HDI-M of Brazilian Municipalities] (PDF) (in Portuguese). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra do Rola-Moça (in Portuguese), IEF, archived from the original on July 11, 2016, retrieved January 16, 2017
  5. ^ "Vale Mining Company to pay $7 Billion in Compensation for Brazil Dam Collapse". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns". Retrieved March 3, 2019.

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