Espinosa, Minas Gerais

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Location of Espinosa in the state of Minas Gerais

Espinosa is a municipality in the north of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 2007 the population was 31,322 in a total area of 1,876 km².[citation needed] The elevation is 572 meters.[citation needed]

Espinosa belongs to the IBGE microregion of Janaúba. It is connected to that city by BR-122. It is a short distance south of the boundary with the state of Bahia.

The main economic activities are cattle raising, small transformation industries, and agriculture. In 2006, there were 32,000 head of cattle. The main agricultural crops were cotton, sugarcane, corn, and sorghum. In 2007 there were two financial institutions. The GDP (2005)was R$ 84,238,000. There was one hospital with 32 beds (2005). There were 1,485 automobiles in 2007, a ratio of one automobile for every 21 inhabitants.[citation needed]

Municipal Human Development Index

  • MHDI: .657 (2000)
  • State ranking: 721 out of 853 municipalities
  • National ranking: 3,661 out of 5,138 municipalities
  • Life expectancy: 67
  • Literacy rate: 70 For the complete list see Frigoletto

See also[edit]

List of municipalities in Minas Gerais


Coordinates: 14°54′29″S 42°48′37″W / 14.90806°S 42.81028°W / -14.90806; -42.81028