Uberlândia

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Uberlândia
Municipality
Município de Uberlândia
Municipality of Uberlândia
Downtown Uberlandia
Downtown Uberlandia
Flag of Uberlândia
Flag
Nickname(s): Udi, Capital Logistics, Greater Pole Wholesale in Latin America
Localization of Uberlândia in Minas Gerais
Localization of Uberlândia in Minas Gerais
Uberlândia is located in Brazil
Uberlândia
Uberlândia
Localization of Uberlândia in Brazil
Coordinates: 18°55′23″S 48°17′19″W / 18.92306°S 48.28861°W / -18.92306; -48.28861
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Founded August 31, 1888
Government
 • Mayor Gilmar Machado (PT)
Area
 • Total 4,115.9 km2 (1,589.2 sq mi)
Elevation 863 m (2,831 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 654,681
 • Density 157,12/km2 (40,690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Uberlandense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code (CEP) 38400-000
Area code(s) +55 34
Website www.uberlandia.mg.gov.br
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Uberlândia is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil.

With a population of 654,681 inhabitants, according to 2014 estimates, the city is the second largest in the state second only to Belo Horizonte (2,491,109).

The city is served by Uberlândia–Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport.

Mogiana Uberlândia Railroad Station in 1895

Geography[edit]

Team of Volleyball of Uberlândia

Uberlândia is located in the western part of the state of Minas Gerais, in the region called Triângulo Mineiro, one of the richest agricultural regions of Brazil, between the Paranaíba and Grande rivers. It is connected to major cities by the following federal highways: BR-050, BR-365, BR-455, BR-452, and BR-497. Uberlândia is about 580 km away from São Paulo, connected by a modern and safe double trace highway (BR-050). The capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, is 560 km away and Brasília, the capital of the country, lies just 440 km to the north. There are railways connecting Uberlândia via the north-south Centro-Atlântica line.

Uberlândia is a statistical micro-region including the following municipalities: Araguari, Araporã, Canápolis, Cascalho Rico, Centralina, Indianópolis, Monte Alegre de Minas, Prata, Tupaciguara, and Uberlândia. In 2007 the population of these cities' agglomeration was 818,395 inhabitants in a total area of 18,864.20 km². The population density (2000) was 43.38 inhab/km².[3]

Due to its centrality and good transport links, Uberlândia has been chosen as a distribution point for the Free Economic Zone of Manaus, the first ever such distribution point.[4]

Religion[edit]

Uberlândia has substantial religious diversity. According to the 2010 census, a narrow majority of its citizens are members of the Roman Catholic Church (54.73%), while Evangelical Christians comprise the second largest religious affiliation in the city (25.23%). There are also substantial minorities of Spiritists (7.80%) and those who identify with no religion (7.80%). There are smaller minorities adhering to the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Islam, Buddhism, indigenous beliefs, Umbanda and Candomblé, (all below 1% of Uberlândia's population).[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimativas da população residente nos municípios brasileiros com data de referência em 1º de julho de 2014" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ IBGE (10 Oct 2002). "Área territorial oficial". Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Retrieved 5 Dec 2010. 
  3. ^ Citybrazil
  4. ^ http://www.farolcomunitario.com.br/uberlandia_100_0058.htm
  5. ^ "Censo 2010: Listas municipios e religiões" (in Portuguese). Ministério de Apoio com Informação. 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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