Indiara

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Indiara
Municipality
Location in Goiás  state
Location in Goiás state
Indiara is located in Brazil
Indiara
Indiara
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 17°08′30″S 49°59′41″W / 17.14167°S 49.99472°W / -17.14167; -49.99472Coordinates: 17°08′30″S 49°59′41″W / 17.14167°S 49.99472°W / -17.14167; -49.99472
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Goiás
Microregion Vale do Rio dos Bois
Area
 • Total 956.4 km2 (369.3 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 13,703
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 75955-000

Indiara is a city and municipality in central-south Goiás state, Brazil. Indiara is a large producer of soybeans and cotton.

Location[edit]

Indiara is in the Vale do Rio dos Bois and has municipal boundaries with:

Indiara is 102 kilometers (southwest) from the state capital, Goiânia and is on the edge of highway BR-060 (passing through Guapó and Cezarina).

Political data[edit]

  • Eligible voters: 9,310 (12/2007)
  • Mayor: José Vilmar da Fonseca (January 2005)
  • Vice-mayor: Antônio Telesforo de Almeida
  • Councilmembers: 9

Demographic data[edit]

  • Population density: 13.28 inhab/km² (2007)
  • Population growth rate 2000/2007: 1.04%
  • Urban population in 2007: 10,408
  • Rural population in 2007: 2,295

Ranking on the municipal Human Development Index, 2000[edit]

  • MHDI: 0.731
  • State ranking: 143 (out of 242 municipalities)
  • National ranking: 2,414 (out of 5,507 municipalities)[1]

Economy[edit]

The economy is based on cattle raising and agriculture. There are plantations of corn, rice, and soybeans. There are several small industries producing furniture, lumber, and clothes.

Economic data for 2007[edit]

  • Industrial units: 20
  • Retail commercial units: 123
  • Banking institutions: Banco do Brasil S.A.
  • Dairies: Cooperativa Mista dos Prod. de Leite de Morrinhos Ltda.
  • Automobiles: 1,114 in 2007

Main agricultural activities[edit]

  • Cattle raising: 75,140 head (2006)
  • Agriculture: cotton, rice, sugarcane (1,125 hectares), oranges, corn (4,000 hectares), soybeans (7,000 hectares), and tomatoes.[2]
  • Number of farms: 562
  • Agricultural area: 83,013
  • Planted area: 19,300
  • Area in natural pasture: 45,292
  • Workers in agriculture: 1,800

Education and health[edit]

  • Literacy rate: 85.5% (2000)
  • Infant mortality rate: 25.29 in 1,000 live births (2000)
  • Schools: 13 (2006)
  • Students: 3,428
  • Hospitals: 3 (02/2007)
  • Walk-in clinics: 1

History[edit]

The town began with the construction of the highway between Goiânia and Cuiabá, Mato Grosso in 1958. First came a restaurant, a "churrascaria" (steakhouse), and then other people began to arrive. There was no donation of lands; the landowners created the lots themselves. The town name comes from a coconut tree, the indaiá, which grows nearby. Indiara belonged to three municipalities: Edéia, Jandaia, and Palmeira de Goiás and was dismembered to create a district and a municipality in 1983.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data are from 2000. For the complete list see Frigoletto Archived 2006-05-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Statistics are from Sepin Archived January 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..