Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais

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Ouro Branco
Municipality
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Flag of Ouro Branco
Flag
Official seal of Ouro Branco
Seal
Location of Ouro Branco within Minas Gerais
Location of Ouro Branco within Minas Gerais
Ouro Branco is located in Brazil
Ouro Branco
Ouro Branco
Localization of Ouro Branco in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°31′15″S 43°41′31″W / 20.52083°S 43.69194°W / -20.52083; -43.69194Coordinates: 20°31′15″S 43°41′31″W / 20.52083°S 43.69194°W / -20.52083; -43.69194
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  Minas Gerais

Ouro Branco is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the Mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the Microregion of Conselheiro Lafaiete. The city has a population of 38,249 inhabitants. The name "Ouro Branco" means "White Gold", as opposed to "Black Gold" - Ouro Preto. The city was an important base on the transportation route from the mines of Minas Gerais to the coast.[1][2]

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