Espinosa, Minas Gerais

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Location in Minas Gerais state
Location in Minas Gerais state
Espinosa is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 14°54′29″S 42°48′37″W / 14.90806°S 42.81028°W / -14.90806; -42.81028Coordinates: 14°54′29″S 42°48′37″W / 14.90806°S 42.81028°W / -14.90806; -42.81028
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State Minas Gerais
 • Total 1,869 km2 (722 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 32,151
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Espinosa is a municipality in the north of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Its population was 32,151 (2015) and its area is 1,869 km².[1] The elevation is 572 meters.[citation needed]

The municipality contains part of the 53,264 hectares (131,620 acres) Caminho dos Gerais State Park, created in 2007.[2] 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]


  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Parque Estadual Caminho das Gerais (in Portuguese), Via Rural, retrieved 2017-01-18