Guarda-Mor, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil

🇧🇷 Guarda-Mor is a municipality in the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It is a large producer of cattle and grains, especially soybeans. Guarda-Mor belongs to the Paracatu statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 616 meters. It became a municipality in 1962. This municipality is located to the south-west of Paracatu on paved MG-188. The distance is 70 km. The distance to the capital, Belo Horizonte is 551 km. Neighboring municipalities are: Paracatu, Cormomandel, Vazante, and Catalão in the state of Goiás. The main economic activities are cattle raising (73,200 head in 2006) and farming. The GDP was R$109,762,000 (2005). There was 1 banking agency in 2006. In the rural area there were 758 farms with around 2,900 people involved in the agricultural sector. There were 547 tractors, a ratio of one tractor for every 1.5 farms. The main crops were coffee, garlic, peas, beans (1,900 ha.), soybeans (38,000 ha.), and corn (4,950 ha.). In the health sector there were 4 health clinics and 1 hospital with 15 beds.

Guarda-Mor, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil 
<b>Guarda-Mor, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil</b>
Image: Josue Marinho

Guarda-Mor has a population of over 6,569 people. Guarda-Mor also forms part of the wider Paracatu region which has a population of over 93,862 people. Guarda-Mor is situated 70 km south-west of Paracatu.

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