Itabira, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil

History | Geography

🇧🇷 Itabira is a Brazilian municipality and a major city in the state of Minas Gerais. The city belongs to the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area mesoregion and to the Itabira microregion. It is currently the twenty-fourth largest city in the state in terms of population. It is known as the "Capital of Poetry", by virtue of being the birthplace of poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, is part of the Circuit of the Gold and of Estrada Real.


History The first settlements at the site date to the early eighteenth century, when the village of Itabira do Mato Dentro was founded by bandeirantes seeking gold. Itabira was politically emancipated as a municipality on 9 October 1848, through Provincial Law No. 374.


Geography It is located in south-east Minas Gerais, 110 km away from the state capital, Belo Horizonte and 845 km away from the federal capital Brasília. The highest point in the city is 1,672 meters above sea level, and is known as Alto da Mutuca. Itabira is an access point for a number of smaller cities, such as Jaboticatubas, Santa Maria de Itabira, Itambé do Mato Dentro and Nova Era. The closest international airport is Tancredo Neves International Airport (Confins) in Belo Horizonte.

Itabira is a regional economic centre, and hosts a thriving iron ore extraction operation headed by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce since 1942, when the company was created by President Getúlio Vargas specifically for the mineral exploration of the Rio Doce valley. As of 2017, it is the second largest mining company in the world, and a considerable part of its iron ore output comes from the mines at Itabira. As a result of the decades-old extraction operations, the city faces air pollution problems.

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Itabira has a population of over 120,904 people. Itabira also forms part of the wider Minas Gerais state which has a population of over 21,168,791 people.

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Antipodal to Itabira is: 136.771,19.637

Locations Near: Itabira -43.2287,-19.637

🇧🇷 Timóteo -42.633,-19.567 d: 62.9  

🇧🇷 Sabará -43.8,-19.883 d: 65.8  

🇧🇷 Coronel Fabriciano -42.617,-19.517 d: 65.5  

🇧🇷 Santa Luzia -43.85,-19.767 d: 66.6  

🇧🇷 Nova Lima -43.833,-19.983 d: 74  

🇧🇷 Ipatinga -42.533,-19.5 d: 74.4  

🇧🇷 Vespasiano -43.948,-19.753 d: 76.3  

🇧🇷 Belo Horizonte -43.936,-19.924 d: 80.6  

🇧🇷 Ouro Preto -43.5,-20.383 d: 87.7  

🇧🇷 Pedro Leopoldo -44.033,-19.617 d: 84.3  

Antipodal to: Itabira 136.771,19.637

🇲🇵 Saipan 145.753,15.189 d: 18941.8  

🇬🇺 Hagåtña 144.746,13.467 d: 18923.2  

🇬🇺 Tamuning 144.767,13.483 d: 18922.6  

🇬🇺 Dededo 144.836,13.515 d: 18919.1  

🇯🇵 Uruma 127.85,26.367 d: 18835.2  

🇯🇵 Ginowan 127.78,26.279 d: 18835.6  

🇯🇵 Itoman 127.65,26.117 d: 18835.8  

🇯🇵 Naha 127.702,26.199 d: 18834.7  

🇯🇵 Tomigusuku 127.667,26.15 d: 18835  

🇯🇵 Urasoe 127.734,26.254 d: 18833.5  

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