Porteirão

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Porteirão
Location in Goiás state
Location in Goiás state
Porteirão is located in Brazil
Porteirão
Porteirão
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 17°49′10″S 50°08′34″W / 17.81944°S 50.14278°W / -17.81944; -50.14278Coordinates: 17°49′10″S 50°08′34″W / 17.81944°S 50.14278°W / -17.81944; -50.14278
CountryBrazil
RegionCentral-West
StateGoiás
MicroregionMeia Ponte Microregion
Area
 • Total603.9 km2 (233.2 sq mi)
Elevation
470 m (1,540 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total3,008
 • Density5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneBRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code
75603-000

Porteirão is a municipality in south Goiás state, Brazil.

Geographical Information[edit]

Porteirão is located in the Meia Ponte Microregion in the Rio dos Bois basin. It is connected by a state highway (27 km.) with the BR-452 highway, which connects Rio Verde with Itumbiara.

The distance to the state capital, Goiânia, is 178 km. Highway connections from Goiânia are made by GO-040 / Aragoiânia / Cromínia / GO-319 / Pontalina / GO-040 / Aloândia / BR-452 / Bom Jesus de Goiás / GO-410. For the complete list of all distances in Goiás see Seplan

Neighboring municipalities are:

Political Information[edit]

  • Mayor: Pedro Augusto dos Reis (January 2005 to January 2009)

Demographics[edit]

  • Population density: 4.98 inhabitants/km2 (2007)
  • Urban population: 2,726(2007)
  • Rural population: 282 (2007)
  • Population growth or loss: 0.91% from 2000/2007

The economy[edit]

The economy is based on agriculture, cattle raising, services, public administration, and small transformation industries.

  • Industrial units: 2 (2006)
  • Commercial units: 45 (2006)
  • Cattle herd: 24,280 head (2006)
  • Main crops (2006): cotton, rice, sugarcane (13,000 hectares), beans, soybeans (18,000 hectares), sorghum, and corn.
  • People employed in agriculture: 1,670
  • Number of farming establishments: 43
  • Area of the farming establishments: 27,367 ha.
  • Area in planted crops: 17,500 ha.
  • Farming establishments with tractors: 14

Education (2006)[edit]

  • Schools: 2 with 821 students
  • Higher education: none
  • Adult literacy rate: 80.4% (2000) (national average was 86.4%)

Health (2007)[edit]

  • Hospitals: 0
  • Hospital beds: 0
  • Ambulatory clinics: 1
  • Infant mortality rate: 27.9 (2000) (national average was 33.0).

Qualtity of Life[edit]

The municipality achieved a score of 0.724 on the United Nations Human Development Index (2000), ranking it 162 out of 242 municipalities in the state of Goiás. For the complete list see Frigoletto.com

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