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ID: 1020827
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Belo Horizonte (inhabited place)  Belo Horizonte (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 54 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -19.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 043 54 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -43.9000  decimal degrees

Note: One of nation's first planned cities; surrounded by Serra do Curral del Rey; has developed as a major industrial center; exports sugar, cotton, livestock & minerals; has museums, colleges & music conservatory.

Names:
Belo Horizonte (preferred,C,V)
Bello Horizonte (C,V)
Cidade de Minas (H,V)  ............ founded under this name in 1897

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sudeste (region (geographic))  ............  Sudeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Minas Gerais (state)  ................  Minas Gerais (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Belo Horizonte (inhabited place)  ....................  Belo Horizonte (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 19th cen.
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  founded as state capital in 1897
agricultural center (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bello Horizonte..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-17
Belo Horizonte..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 82
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 25
Cidade de Minas..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 82
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 82
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-17
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 25
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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