Santa Fé de Goiás

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Santa Fé de Goiás
Municipality
Location in Goiás  state
Location in Goiás state
Santa Fé de Goiás is located in Brazil
Santa Fé de Goiás
Santa Fé de Goiás
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°46′12″S 51°05′45″W / 15.77000°S 51.09583°W / -15.77000; -51.09583Coordinates: 15°46′12″S 51°05′45″W / 15.77000°S 51.09583°W / -15.77000; -51.09583
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Goiás
Microregion Rio Vermelho Microregion
Area
 • Total 1,160.8 km2 (448.2 sq mi)
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,594
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 76265-000

Santa Fé de Goiás is a municipality in west-central Goiás state, Brazil.

Location[edit]

Santa Fé is located almost directly west of Brasília and northwest of Goiânia. The nearest town of any size is Jussara, which lies 34 km. to the southeast.

Neighboring municipalities: Jussara, Britânia, Itapirapuã

Political Information[edit]

  • Mayor: Ademar Marques de Carvalho (January 2005)
  • City council: 09
  • Eligible voters: 3,885 (December/2007)

In 1957 Santa Fé de Goiás became a district belonging to Goiás. In 1958 it was dismembered to become a district in the municipality of Jussara. In 1988 it got its municipal autonomy.

Demographic Information[edit]

  • Population density: 3.96 inhab/km² (2007)
  • Urban population: 3,514 (2007)
  • Rural population: 1,080 (2007)
  • Population growth: a gain of about 900 people since 1991

Economic Information[edit]

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

  • Industrial units: 6 (2007)
  • Commercial units: 57 (2007)
  • Meat-packing plant: Frigorífico Arantes Ltda
  • Cattle herd: 135,000 head
  • Main crops: cotton, rice, sugarcane, bananas, sesame seeds, corn, and soybeans.
  • Motor vehicles: 231 automobiles, 34 trucks, and 37 pickup trucks (2007)

Education (2006)[edit]

  • Schools: 5
  • Classrooms: 30
  • Teachers: 60
  • Students: 1,314
  • Higher education: none
  • Adult literacy rate: 83.7% (2000) (national average was 86.4%)

Health (2003)[edit]

  • Hospitals: 0
  • Hospital beds: 0
  • Ambulatory clinics: 2
  • Doctors, nurses, dentists: 3, 1, 1 (2002)
  • Infant mortality rate: 26.34 (2000) (national average was 33.0)
  • MHDI: 0.713
  • State ranking: 190 (out of 242 municipalities)
  • National ranking: 2,744 (out of 5,507 municipalities)

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