Sobrália

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Sobrália

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Official seal of Sobrália
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Location in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Sobrália is located in Brazil
Sobrália
Sobrália
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 19°14′16″S 42°05′52″W / 19.23778°S 42.09778°W / -19.23778; -42.09778Coordinates: 19°14′16″S 42°05′52″W / 19.23778°S 42.09778°W / -19.23778; -42.09778
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Settled 1900s
Incorporated (district) 1943
Incorporated (municipality) 1962
Government
 • Mayor Wilson Ferreira Neto
Area
 • Total 206,970 km2 (79,910 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,828
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.685

Sobrália is a municipality in Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2004 was estimated to be 6,000 inhabitants. The name Sobrália came from a local Native American tribe referring to the flowers called sobralia.

This city is where MMA fighter Glover Teixeira was born.

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in the beginning of the 20th century. The city was incorporated as a district of Tarumirim on December 31, 1943, by state law no. 1058. It became a municipality on December 30, 1962, by the signing of state law no. 2764.