Felisburgo

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Location of Felisburgo within Minas Gerais

Felisburgo is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais.

The population as of 2007 was estimated to be 6,687 people living in a total area of 594 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion of Jequitinhonha and to the microregion of Almenara.[1]

Divisópolis is located south of the Jequitinhonha River on a tributary called Rio Rubim de Sul. The elevation is 638 meters. It became a municipality in 1962.

Neighboring municipalities are: Rio do Prado, Rubim, Jequitinhonha, Joaíma and Fronteira dos Vales.

The main economic activities are cattle raising and the cultivation of coffee, sugarcane and corn. The GDP in 2006 was R$19,983,000. There was 01 banking agency as of 2007. In the same year there were 167 automobiles, which was a ratio of one automobile for every 400 people. In the rural area there were 273 producers of which only 33 had tractors. There were 27,000 head of cattle in 2006.[2]

This municipality is isolated from major population centers and suffers from drought and poor soils.

  • Municipal Human Development Index: .642 (2000)
  • State ranking: 766 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
  • National ranking: 3,884 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000

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  • Degree of urbanization: 72.84% (2000)--the rate for Minas Gerais was 82.0%
  • Illiteracy rate: 36.16% (15 years old or older) The rate for Minas Gerais was 11.96%; the rate for Brazil was 13.63%
  • Urban area covered by sewage system: 70.30%--the rate for Minas Gerais was 81.39%
  • Health clinics, health centers, and hospitals: 02, 02, 01 with 59 beds[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citybrazil
  2. ^ IBGE
  3. ^ Frigoletto
  4. ^ Data on Health and Education

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 16°39′S 40°46′W / 16.650°S 40.767°W / -16.650; -40.767