Porteirinha

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Location of Porteirinha in the state of Minas Gerais

Porteirinha is a municipality in the northern region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The population in 2007 was 36,864 in an area of 1,806 km². The elevation is 566 meters. It became a municipality in 1938. The postal code (CEP) is 39520-000.

Location[edit]

The municipality contains part of the 49,830 hectares (123,100 acres) Serra Nova State Park, created in 2003.[1] Porteirinha is part of the statistical microregion of Janaúba. It is 37 kilometers to the northwest of this regional center and is connected by paved highway.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities are cattle raising (50,000 head in 2006) and farming with a large production of corn (6,300 ha.) and modest production of tropical fruits, cotton, beans, and sorghum. In 2006 there were 3,517 rural producers with a total area of 100,128 hectares. Cropland made up 19,500 hectares and natural pasture 49,500 hectares. There were 129 tractors, a ratio of one for every 20 farms. In the urban area there were 3 financial institutions as of 2006. There were 1,634 automobiles, giving a ratio of about one automobile for every 21 inhabitants. The Gross Domestic Product was R$ 102,695,000 (2005) a year, which was mainly generated by services and agriculture. Health care was provided by 15 public health clinics. There was one private hospital as of 2005.

Municipal Human Development Index[edit]

Porteirinha was in the bottom 100 of the poorest municipalities in Minas Gerais

  • MHDI: .633 (2000)
  • State ranking: 788 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
  • National ranking: 4,074 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
  • Life expectancy: 61.8
  • Literacy rate: 72.5
  • Combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrollment ratio: .771
  • Per capita income (monthly): R$101.22 (For the complete list see Frigoletto)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diniz, Ana Elizabeth (5 November 2009), "Parque Estadual de Serra Nova: natureza mágica", Revista Ecológico (in Portuguese), retrieved 2017-01-30 

See also

Coordinates: 15°44′55″S 43°01′25″W / 15.74861°S 43.02361°W / -15.74861; -43.02361