Greater Belo Horizonte

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Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte
Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte
Satellite image of Belo Horizonte and greater area by night
Satellite image of Belo Horizonte and greater area by night
Nickname(s): Greater Belo Horizonte
Location of Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte
Coordinates: 19°55′S 43°56′W / 19.917°S 43.933°W / -19.917; -43.933Coordinates: 19°55′S 43°56′W / 19.917°S 43.933°W / -19.917; -43.933
Country  Brazil
State  Minas Gerais
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 5,156,217 (3rd)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Greater Belo Horizonte is the name usually used to describe the Belo Horizonte metropolitan region, which is composed of 34 municipalities. As of 2013,[1] it is the third largest metropolitan area of Brazil with more than five million inhabitants. The largest city by population is Belo Horizonte.

Cities[edit]

In total, 34 municipalities are part of the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan area: Baldim, Belo Horizonte, Betim, Brumadinho, Caeté, Capim Branco, Confins, Contagem, Esmeraldas, Florestal, Ibirité, Igarapé, Itaguara, Itatiaiuçu, Jaboticatubas, Nova União, Juatuba, Lagoa Santa, Mário Campos, Mateus Leme, Matozinhos, Nova Lima, Pedro Leopoldo, Raposos, Ribeirão das Neves, Rio Acima, Rio Manso, Sabará, Santa Luzia, São Joaquim de Bicas, São José da Lapa, Sarzedo, Taquaraçu de Minas, Vespasiano.

Metropolitan Belt[edit]

The metropolitan belt (Portuguese: Colar Metropolitano) of the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area is composed of 16 municipalities: Barão de Cocais, Belo Vale, Bom Jesus do Amparo, Bonfim, Fortuna de Minas, Funilândia, Inhaúma, Itabirito, Itaúna, Moeda, Pará de Minas, Prudente de Morais, Santa Bárbara, São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo, São José da Varginha e Sete Lagoas.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Censo Demográfico 2013" (in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Lei Complementar 89, de 12/01/2006" (in Portuguese). Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de Minas Gerais. Retrieved 2013-12-01.