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ID: 7006237
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Minas Gerais (state)  Minas Gerais (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -18.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 044 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -44.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Name means "general mines"; first explored for gold in 17th cen. & has remained a principal source for precious metals & gems; S & E portions have large areas of tropical forests; economy based largely on iron-ore, chemical & steel processing.

Names:
Minas Gerais (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Minas Gerais (C,V)
Minas Gerais, Estado de (C,V)
Minas Geraes (C,V)

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)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1891
first level subdivision (C)
mining center (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Minas Gerais..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Minas Geraes..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Minas Gerais..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 151
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Minas Gerais, Estado de..........  [VP]
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 151
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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