Vermelho Novo

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Location of Vermelho Novo within Minas Gerais

Vermelho Novo is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the mesoregion of Zona da Mata and to the microregion of Ponte Nova. This article was written by Márcio Hipólito de Abreu in May, 2010.


The village of Vermelho Novo, was founded in the mid-nineteenth century, the family Pinto. Its name originated due to the amount of red leaves falling on the city of little river giving it a reddish appearance.

Originated from this city important personalities such as priest Manoel Moreira de Abreu, considered by its inhabitants miracle and Miguel Moreira de Abreu said that a small booklet on the history of the city.


Vermelho Novo is near the cities of Caratinga (approximately 50 km) and Raul Soares (approximately 42 km). Access the city is given by the BR 116. Coming to the district of Dom Correa (municipality of Manhuaçu) enter into a dirt road. After a long mountain comes to town. In the city there is a medium-sized kaolinite industry that employs much of the population. His main means of subsistence is agriculture particularly the coffee.


The town has two schools: one belongs to municipality "Escola Municipal Padre Manoel Moreira de Abreu", until the fourth grade, and another state to the high school, the "Escola Estadual Farmacêutico Soares".

Access to higher education takes place in the city of Caratinga with the "Centro Universitário de Caratinga" and "Faculdades Integradas de Caratinga". There are students in various courses, like Accounting Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Social Services, Law, Civil Engineering among others. The Higher Education made very recently.

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Coordinates: 20°01′S 42°17′W / 20.017°S 42.283°W / -20.017; -42.283