Location of Francisco Badaró in the state of Minas Gerais
Francisco Badaró is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. As of 1997 the population was 10,269 in a total area of 463 km². The elevation of the town center is 398 meters. It is part of the IBGE statistical meso-region of Jequitinhonha and the micro-region of Capelinha. It became a municipality in 1963.
The economy is based on cattle raising and subsistence agriculture, with the main crops being beans, manioc, sugarcane, and corn.
Neighboring municipalities are: [Berilo, Jenipapo de Minas, Virgem da Lapa, Chapada do Norte, Araçuaí]. The distance to Belo Horizonte is 723 km.
The above figures can be compared with those of Poços de Caldas, which had an MHDI of .841, the highest in the state of Minas Gerais. The highest in the country was São Caetano do Sul in the state of São Paulo with an MHDI of .919. The lowest was Manari in the state of Pernambuco with an MHDI of .467 out of a total of 5504 municipalities in the country as of 2004. At last count Brazil had 5,561 municipalities so this might have changed at the time of this writing.