Santa Cruz de Minas

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Santa Cruz de Minas
Municipality of
Santa Cruz de Minas
A view of a street of Santa Cruz de Minas
A view of a street of Santa Cruz de Minas
Nickname(s): 
"A Menorzinha do Brasil, Santa Cruz" ("The Little Smallest of Brazil, Santa Cruz")
Location of Santa Cruz de Minas in Minas Gerais and Brazil
Location of Santa Cruz de Minas in Minas Gerais and Brazil
Coordinates: 21°07′12″S 44°13′22″W / 21.12000°S 44.22278°W / -21.12000; -44.22278
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
FoundedDecember 21, 1995
Government
 • MayorJosé Antônio dos Santos (PP)
(2009-2012) Sinara Rafaela Campos (PT)
(2017–2020)
Area
 • Total2.859 km2 (1.104 sq mi)
Elevation
930 m (3,050 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total7,870
 • Density2,752.71/km2 (7,129.5/sq mi)
Demonym(s)santacruzense
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Area code(s)+55 38
HDI' (2000)0.755 – medium[2]

Santa Cruz de Minas is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the mesoregion of Campo das Vertentes and to the microregion of Sao Joao del Rei. It is the smallest municipality of Brazil, measuring only 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi).

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  1. ^ "Estimativas das Populações Residentes, em 31.12.2010, Segundo os Municípios" (in Portuguese). IBGE. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  2. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009.

Coordinates: 21°07′12″S 44°13′22″W / 21.12000°S 44.22278°W / -21.12000; -44.22278