Uberaba is a city and municipality in the west of the state of
Minas Geraisin Brazil. Its population was 287,760 (2007) with an area of 4529.7 km², giving a density of 60.71 people per km². It is located on a plateau at an elevation of 785 meters and is in the Uberaba Riverfloodplain. It became a cityin 1856.
Uberaba is also a statistical micro-region including 07 municipalities:
Água Comprida, Campo Florido, Conceição das Alagoas, Conquista, Delta, Uberaba, and Veríssimo. In 2000 the population was 287,618 inhabitants in a total area of 9,392.60 km². The population density was 30.62 inhab/km² (2000). [ [http://www.citybrazil.com.br/mg/regioes/uberaba/ Citybrazil] ]
The town was founded in
1809by sergeant-mor Antonio Eustáquio Da Silva e Oliveira. It was classified as Indian territory on February 1811 and then as a freguesiaon March 2, 1820with the name of "Santo Antônio e São Sebastião do Uberaba". Uberaba became a city on February 22, 1836.
The region known as
Triângulo Mineiro, where Uberaba is located, was part of the Territory of Goiás until 1816, when it was joined with Minas Gerais.
The district of
Peirópolis, located 19 km from the city's center, is an important Cretaceouspaleontological site, first studied by the Brazilian paleontologist Llewellyn Price. [cite web| last =| first =| authorlink =|coauthors =|title =Peirópolis - capital brasileira dos dinossauros| work =| publisher =| date =| url =http://www.peiropolis.com.br/peiropolis-06.asp| format =| doi =| accessdate =2007-02-19]
The city is also famous in Brazil for having been the home of
Chico Xavierwho was a very respected and popular Kardecist spiritismmedium.
Uberaba is the trade centre of an important agricultural area, producing
cattle, soy, cornand sugarcaneis now becoming an important activity as new two ethanol plants are being implanted on the city. A well-known cattle and agricultural exhibition is held there each May. In 2006 there were 133,204 head of cattle on 825 establishments, 4,216,778 head of poultry on 448 establishments and 36,230 head of swine on 303 establishments. Milk production was substantial with 29,542 liters being produced a day on 576 farms in 2006. [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE Cidades] ]
The city's well-developed industries include
cementand phosphate fertilizerplants, processed foods (sweets), cosmetics, shoe factories, furniture factories and electronics represented by a Black & Decker plant.
The city also has around twenty four chemical companies which are the largest producers of phosphated fertilizers in Latin America. Among them are Fosfertil, FMC, Sipcam Isagro Brasil, Bunge, Agronelli and DuPont.
Uberaba is known nationally as a center of livestock genetic improvement and as an important producer of grain in Minas Gerais.
Freight is transported by rail and road to
Belo Horizonte, the state capital 422 km to the east, and to neighbouring communities in Minas Geraisand São Paulostates.
The city is one of the largest promotional centers of cattle auctions in the country. During the expositions of zebu cattle, there are many events, which attract Brazilians and foreigners. During the year there are about 300 auctions with the sale of about 200,000 animals for reproduction, fattening, and milk.
The most famous is the Expozebu promoted by
ABCZ, the greatest exposition of zebuin the world, which takes place every year in May.
Main agricultural crops in planted area (2006)
*Bananas: 28 ha.
*Coffee: 1,000 ha.
*Oranges: 1,410 ha.
*Tangerine: 168 ha.
*Cotton: 3,145 ha.
*Rice: 543 ha.
*Peanuts: 100 ha.
*Potatoes: 2,190 ha.
*Sugarcane: 36,000 ha.
*Onions: 450 ha.
*Beans: 1,450 ha.
*Manioc: 1,300 ha.
*Corn: 50,000 ha.
*Soybeans: 100,000 ha.
*Tomatoes: 240 ha.
*Wheat: 336 ha. [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE Cidades] ]
Farm information in 2006
*Number of farms: 1,093
*Agricultural area: 282,692 ha.
*Planted area: 105,000 ha.
*Area of natural pasture: 112,678
*Workers related to producer: 1,764
*Workers not related to producer: 2,533 [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE Cidades] ]
Uberaba is an important university city. The nine colleges and universities offer approximately 94 courses at the undergraduate level and 49 at the graduate level. The main schools are:
Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro(Ex FMTM)
Universidade de Uberaba
Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas do Triângulo Mineiro
Faculdades Associadas de Uberaba
Centro de Ensino Superior de Uberaba
Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Uberaba
Universidade Norte do Paraná
Universidade Presidente Antônio Carlos
Faculdade Talentos Humanos
* [http://www.uberaba.mg.gov.br Official Uberaba Government Website]
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