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  Minas Gerais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minas Gerais is often recognised abroad as the state where the footballer Pelé was born and raised.
Minas Gerais is the source of some of the biggest rivers in Brazil, most notably the São Francisco, the Paraná and to a lesser extent, the Rio Doce.
The flag of the state of Minas Gerais is the oldest one adopted in Brazil that was devised by Brazilians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minas_Gerais   (2110 words)

 Profile of Minas Gerais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sugar/alcohol industry of Minas Gerais currently produces some 630 million liters of alcohol and 650 thousand tons of sugar per year, volumes which are not sufficient to meet the domestic demand, estimated at 1.1 billion liters of alcohol and 1 million tons of sugar.
Minas Gerais has the fourth largest industrial park for processing grains for the production of soybean, corn and cotton oil in the country, with the presence of large companies which are also active on the international scenario.
Minas Gerais is the third largest corn producer in the country, with 4.069 million tons and a planted area of 1.5 million hectares, among professional and subsistence crops, mainly in the Triângulo, Alto Paranaíba and Northwest, with some in the South as well.
www.indi.mg.gov.br /ingles/profile/sectors/farming.html   (2416 words)

Minas Gerais ("General Mines") is Brazil's fourth largest state - larger than France - and is one of six that does not front on the Atlantic Ocean.
With few navigable rivers industrial development in Minas Gerais was slow, but when railroads arrived in the 19th century gold, diamonds and iron made it one of Brazil's richest states.
Juiz de Fora was the first city in Minas Gerais state to have a tramway, an animal line inaugurated by the Ferro Carril Bonds de Juiz de Fôra on 15 March 1881.
www.tramz.com /br/tto/6MG.html   (4105 words)

 NAeL Minas Gerais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NAeL Minas Gerais is a former Brazilian aircraft carrier currently slated to be scrapped.
It was purchased by Brazil in 1956 for USD $9 million, and named after Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek's home state of Minas Gerais.
He apparently made this decision as part of an (ultimately unsuccessful) effort to appease the Brazilian military, although this was only one of many extravagant projects Kubitschek carried out (such as the establishment of the city of Brasília).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NAeL_Minas_Gerais   (430 words)

 Minas Gerais on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is part of the world's largest Roman Catholic country.
The Rev. Paulo Barbosa, seen in a Mariana church during a mass in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, thinks that Rev. Buzzi is the main victim in the story.
Residents of Gonzaga, a sleepy village and hometown of Jean Charles Menezes in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Saturday, July 30, 2005.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/MinasG1er.asp   (987 words)

 Industry and Economy of Minas Gerais
The state of Minas Gerais holds Brazil’s largest reforested area, two million hectares of homogeneous forests, equivalent to 30% of the country’s total.
Minas Gerais has one of the largest mineral reserves in Brazil, the deposits in the state covering about 50 products from the metal, non-metal, gems and diamond industries.
The largest reserves in the state are found in the Central Minas cities of Matozinhos, Pedro Leopoldo, Prudente de Morais, Sete Lagoas, Vespasiano, in the cities of Arcos and Pains, in the Upper São Francisco River part of the state and in the Northern Minas cities of Manga and Montes Claros.
www.wzinternational.com /industryandeconomy.htm   (813 words)

 Minas Gerais
The eighteenth-century mining settlements of Minas Gerais are now quiet and beautiful colonial towns, with a fraction of the population they had two hundred years ago.
It was troops from Minas who put down the São Paulo revolt against Getúlio Vargas’ populist regime in the brief civil war of 1932 and, less creditably, the army division in Minas which moved against Rio in 1964 and ensured the success of the military coup.
The extreme west of Minas Gerais state is taken over by the agricultural Triângulo Mineiro, an extremely wealthy region centred on the city of Uberlândia, with far closer economic ties with São Paulo than with the rest of Minas Gerais.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /south_america/brazil/about_destin/minasgerais.html   (853 words)

 Minas Gerais
Comprehensively refitted in the Netherlands, the Minas Gerais received new weapons, a steam catapult, an angled flight deck, a new island superstructure and new American radar.
Minas Gerais was downclassed to a Helicopter Support Ship in 2001 with the aim of eventual retirement due to being surplus to requirements.
A ceremony was held in honour of Minas Gerais (A-11) on 09 September 2001, in the AMRJ (Arsenal de Marinha of Rio De Janeiro).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/brazil/minas-gerais.htm   (631 words)

 Minas Gerais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Minas Gerais is the state with the highest altitude in the country: 57% of its territory lies more than 600 meters above sea level (the Mantiqueira and Espinhaço mountain ranges).
In the 20th century Minas Gerais fortified its position as one of the country’s major political and economic forces.
After various studies on its characteristics, the flag of the State of Minas Gerais was instituted by law n¡ 2.793, of January 8th,1963.
www.vivabrazil.com /minasgerais.htm   (400 words)

 Investment in Minas Gerais
Minas’ historic, artistic and natural resources as well as the organization of its society, endowed with the basic elements of infrastructure and safety, are excellent advantages for the tourism industry.
Another promising activity is that of agro-industry, especially given the expansion and the improvement in farming, whose growth is already being translated into a greater demand for agricultural machinery, implements and new processing techniques.
Given the existence of homogeneous forests and considering that Minas Gerais harbors Brazil’s largest reforested area, wood products (plywood, boards, door frames, furniture, etc.) ought to be better represented in the state economy.
www.wzinternational.com /investment.htm   (454 words)

 Journal of Social History: Demographic change in a post-export boom society: the population of Minas Gerais, Brazil, ...
These complement the data on declining sex ratios among Minas slaves and support the conclusion that slave reproduction was having a significant impact on the demography of the capitania's slave population by the early 19th century.
However, while Minas slaves were contracting both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the total population between 1786 and 1808, important changes were occurring in the sex ratio and in the age structure of the slave population.
That the sex ratio continually fell is convincing evidence that the increase in the number of Minas slaves after 1808 was mainly due to the reproductive patterns within the extant slave population of the capitania.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_n4_v29/ai_18600986/pg_3   (1063 words)

 Minas Gerais (Brazil)
The slogan Libertas quæ sera tamen is from the Minas Gerais "conspiracy" (Inconfidência Mineira).
Ribeiro says that at least one unit of Minas Gerais troops involved in the 1930 revolution that brought Getúlio Vargas to power carried a flag with a red triangle and the Libertas quæ sera tamen motto; presumably it was not alone.
A set of cards sold with bars of Eucalol soap in the 1930s shows Minas Geraes (as it was then spelled) with the present state flag, which is something of a surprise since the published sources give 1962 or 1963 as the adoption date of this flag.
www.flags-by-swi.com /fotw/flags\br-mg.html   (575 words)

 American gem and mineral crystals featuring Minas Gerais, Brazil
The elbaite tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil is three slender prisms married into the one large prism.
The 57 gram morganite beryl from Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil is 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch.
The brilliant yellow brazilianite crystal from a phosphate pegmatite in Divino des Laranjeires, Minas Gerais, Brazil is a four-sided prism that is 7/8 inch by 5/8 inch by 3/8 inch.
www.minertown.com /market/crystals/american   (1961 words)

 CDC - Fatal Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BSF cases and outbreaks were described in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, beginning in 1929 and continuing until 1944.
We describe two outbreaks of BSF in families that occurred in 1995 and 2000 in Novo Cruzeiro and Coronel Fabriciano municipalities of Minas Gerais state, Brazil; six pediatric cases, five fatal, were involved.
BSF has been reported in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, and Bahia (13), where it is transmitted by A.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol9no11/03-0193.htm   (2362 words)

 Slavery and the Demographic and Economic History of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1720—1888 - Cambridge University Press
This book examines the demographic and economic history of slavery in Minas Gerais, the single largest slave-holding region in Brazil, from its settlement in the early eighteenth century until the abolition of Brazilian slavery in 1888.
It utilizes the largest database ever assembled on a slave population in the Americas to reconstruct and analyze the unique history of slave labor in Minas Gerais.
Minas Gerais therefore invites comparison with the patterns of slave reproduction found in the United States South, heretofore considered unique.
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /catalogue/print.asp?isbn=0521652669&print=y   (240 words)

 MST will not leave invaded area in Minas Gerais - Wikinews
Esmeralda, Minas Gerais, Brazil – The members of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (Movimento Sem Terra, or MST) have decided they will not leave their camp, called Carlos Lamarca, an invaded area of Casa Grande farm.
The farm is located at Esmeralda City, a metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Belo Horizonte, a city of 2 million inhabitants, is the capital of Minas Gerais, a state in southeastern Brazil.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/MST_will_not_leave_invaded_area_in_Minas_Gerais   (319 words)

 Minas Gerais --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In the late 17th century the Paulistas had opened gold mines in Minas Gerais and soon came into conflict with the emboabas, whom they considered trespassers.
It was discovered in 1853 in the Bagagem River (in Minas Geraís state) by a slave woman, who was given her freedom and pensioned as a reward.
Juiz de Fora is a city in the southeastern Minas Gerais estado (state) of Brazil.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9052806?&query=bahia&ct=   (477 words)

 Cemig (Minas Gerais)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cemig is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Minas Gerais has the second wealthiest economy in the country, a population of 16 million inhabitants and a GDP of US$ 52 billion.
The Company was incorporated in 1952 by the state government for the purpose of coordinating the planning, design and construction of electric power stations in Minas Gerais.
www.energyonline.com /blueprints/blueprintsint2a.asp   (635 words)

 Earth : Brazil : Minas Gerais : Varginha
As I was raised in the south of Minas Gerais State, knowing well the region, I was indicated to support the research.
I installed myself definitely there, in the South of Minas, because the subject is of such a gravity(NT: such importance) that I could not leave Ubirajara alone, such is the volume of things to be investigated.
It is clear that the captured extraterrestrials aren't in the south of Minas, but were transferred to places of maximum security.
www.mufor.org /vargin3.html   (1256 words)

 The Women of Minas Gerais
I do know that the early mines of minas gerais were worked by a great many Parecís indian slaves.
The women of minas gerais of today are often, to one degree or another, descendants of those women and inherit some of those traits.
I merely pointed out there was NO equivalency in my statement, that Minas Gerais is a state with beautiful, religious people run by corrupt and extreme human rights violators, and your statement that mine was like, comparing Rio with plastic surgery and stray dogs.
www.brazzil.com /messageboard/187.shtml   (1157 words)

 Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (Brazil)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A white circle of 12 centimeters diameter is centered at that point; upon it is centered a smaller yellow circle of 9 centimeters diameter circumscribing a red-bordered white isoceles triangle.
The triangle is the main symbol of the State of Minas Gerais.
White pointed rays equally spaced at 30º angles issue from the white circle and extend to the edges of the flag all around, forming a 12-pointed star representing the highway system radiating from Uberlândia.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/br-mg-ub.html   (205 words)

 GIA: Newsroom: News Release Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first article, “Gem Pegmatites of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Exploration, Occurrence, and Aquamarine Deposits,” is available in its entirety as a free download.
“Chrysoberyl and Alexandrite from the Pegmatite Districts of Minas Gerais,
Proctor’s articles on the gems of Minas Gerais received a Gems and Gemology Most Valuable Article Award, as voted by the journal’s readers.
www.gia.edu /newsroom/608/20882/news_release_details.cfm   (274 words)

 Travelago - The World in Streaming Video
Minas Gerais is a thriving, modern state of nearly 3 million people.
Its capital, Belo Horizonte, is the third largest city in Brazil and is second only to São Paulo as an industrial center.
Minas Gerais, which means “general mines,” lies in the center of the rich mining and agricultural hinterland that has made the state one of the economic powerhouses of Brazil.
www.travelago.com /generalcity.asp?c_id=171087&country_id=BRA&r_id=2   (72 words)

 Troubled Times: Minas Gerais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Minas Gerais lies are enough from the large tidal waves that will surge up and over coastlines facing the spot between the tip of South America and the tip of Africa, where new land will be forced up during the shift, to avoid these surges.
However, the climate of Minas Gerais will change from tropical or sub-tropical to near polar, as the new North Pole will be situation in to Atlantic Ocean off the Bulge of Brazil.
Thus, where surviving the flood tides, and if in a rural community with simple one-story wooden or earthen homes, surviving the earthquakes, survivors unprepared for this climate change will soon die from exposure.
www.zetatalk.com /info/tinfx274.htm   (167 words)

 MILAVIA Military Aviation Specials - PM-MG 2º CORPAer
Considered one of the most important and active helicopter units of Brazil, the PM-MG (Minas Gerais Military Police) CORPAer (Comando de Radiopatrulhamento Aereo – Radio Patrol Air Command) was one of the first police units to adopt the helicopter to improve the fight against crime and to support the citizens of big Brazilian urban centres.
One of the biggest towns of the state, Uberlandia is an industrial and tecnological centre, being a strategic region of the Minas Gerais economy.
With the creation of the new unity, one AS 350B2, 'Pegasus 11' was transfered from Belo Horizonte to Uberlandia and it is on alert from sunrise till sunset, and depending on the situation, it could take-off at night as well.
www.milavia.net /specials/2corpaer   (350 words)

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