Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte (mesoregion)

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Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte
Location within Minas Gerais
Location within Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19°49′01″S 43°57′21″W / 19.81694°S 43.95583°W / -19.81694; -43.95583Coordinates: 19°49′01″S 43°57′21″W / 19.81694°S 43.95583°W / -19.81694; -43.95583
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  Minas Gerais
 • Total 39,486.678 km2 (15,245.892 sq mi)
Population (2010/IBGE)
 • Total 6,302,665
 • Density 159.6/km2 (413/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (BRST)
CEP postal code 30000-000
Area code(s) +55 31

The mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte is one of the twelve mesoregions of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It is composed of 105 municipalities,[1] distributed across 8 microregions. It is the most populous and densely populated of all the mesoregions of Minas Gerais. The largest city by population is Belo Horizonte.

The mesoregion encompasses all the Belo Horizonte metropolitan region (which has only 34 cities), and both should not be confused. The former is a geographical division created by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics for statistical purposes, while the latter is the definition of a metropolitan area.


  1. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios" [GDP of the Brazilian Municipalities] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2010-11-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-12-23.