Jacinto, Minas Gerais

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Jacinto
Municipality
Aerial View of Jacinto
Aerial View of Jacinto
Flag of Jacinto
Flag
Official seal of Jacinto
Seal
Nickname(s): Jaça
Location in Minas Gerais
Location in Minas Gerais
Jacinto is located in Brazil
Jacinto
Jacinto
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 16°08′38″S 40°17′34″W / 16.14389°S 40.29278°W / -16.14389; -40.29278Coordinates: 16°08′38″S 40°17′34″W / 16.14389°S 40.29278°W / -16.14389; -40.29278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Mesoregion Jequitinhonha
Microregion Almenara
Incorporated (municipality) December 31, 1943
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Dantez Ferraz de Mello
Area[1]
 • Total 1,393.609 km2 (538.075 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 12,524
 • Density 8.71/km2 (22.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jacintense[3]
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
CEP postal code 39930-000
Area code 33
HDI (2010) [4] 0,620
Website Official website

Jacinto is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. Jacinto is located on the right bank of the Jequitinhonha River. It is 44 kilometers east of Almenara.

The legend tells that the city name is a homage to an old settler named Jacinto, which lived in the city around the 1910's.

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