Visconde do Rio Branco, Minas Gerais

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Location of Visconde do Rio Branco within Minas Gerais

Visconde do Rio Branco is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. As of 2004 its population is estimated to be 34,726.

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Visconde do Rio Branco was founded in 1810 and had been called by the name "São João". The little village was growing up till 1839 when it finally was recognized as a true village. At 1881 was elevated to City and subordinate to Ubá (the most industrial city of the micro-region) and it received the actual name Visconde do Rio Branco. The city obtained a notoriety with your agrarian economy. Sugarcane's plantations was a great attractive factor of the progress of all the farms and industry of the city.

Coordinates: 21°00′37″S 42°50′26″W / 21.0102777878°S 42.8405555656°W / -21.0102777878; -42.8405555656