From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Partial view of Caeté
Partial view of Caeté
Flag of Caeté
Official seal of Caeté
MinasGerais Municip Caete.svg
Caeté is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 19°52′48″S 43°40′12″W / 19.88000°S 43.67000°W / -19.88000; -43.67000Coordinates: 19°52′48″S 43°40′12″W / 19.88000°S 43.67000°W / -19.88000; -43.67000
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Mesoregion Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte
Microregion Belo Horizonte
Settled 17th century
Incorporated February 12th, 1714
 • Mayor Joao Antonio da Trindade
 • Total 208,918 sq mi (541,094 km2)
Elevation 3,100 ft (945 m)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 43,036
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
CEP 34800-000
Area code(s) 31
HDI (2010) [3] 0.728
Website Official Website

Caeté is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte.

The name Caeté is derived from the local term for some Marantaceae, in particular Stromanthe and Thalia.

The municipality contains a small part of the 31,270 hectares (77,300 acres) Serra do Gandarela National Park, created in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ "Área territorial oficial" [Official Territorial Area] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2002-10-10. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Estimativa População 2013" [Population estimation - 2013] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  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 2013-08-03. 
  4. ^ PARNA de Serra do Gandarela (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-12 

See also[edit]