Poços de Caldas

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, Juiz de Fora, remains an important industrial, cultural and educational center, being also the fourth largest in the Minas state. The day-to-day living in the Zona da Mata however, is better represented by a group of smaller cities like Além Paraíba, Viçosa (Viçosa, Minas Gerais), Leopoldina (Leopoldina, Minas Gerais), Cataguases, Muriaé, Ubá, Astolfo Dutra and several others. Those cities put together a strong economic presence based mostly on agriculture, textiles and minerals. The city of the coffee in Minas Gerais is São João do Manhuaçú situated in Zona da Mata. Minas Gerais (or simply Minas, as it is commonly called) is a major producer of milk, coffee and other agricultural commodities, as well as minerals. Electronics are also produced in Minas. The automakers Fiat and Mercedes-Benz have factories there. Tourism is also an important activity for the state: historical cities like Ouro Preto, Mariana, Sabará, Congonhas, Diamantina, Tiradentes, and Sao João del Rey, are a major attractive for visitors interested in their colonial architecture. Other cities, like Araxá, Poços de Caldas, Lambari, Caxambu, and others, attract visitors interested in their mineral watersprings. Eco-tourism is a rising economic activity in the state, specially in localities situated on the several Serras (Serras de Minas Gerais) (highlands) that exist in Minas Gerais. The state has marked economic divisions. The southern part of the state (close to the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro state borders) has several mid-sized cities with solid industrial bases such as Juiz de Fora, Varginha, Pouso Alegre, and Poços de Caldas, as well as Ipatinga in the east of the state, which is also a modern and major industrial city and Itabira, considered city mother of the Company it is Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, that has stocks quoted in Bovespa and NYSE. The northeastern region is marked by poverty, but Governador Valadares and Teófilo Otoni attract foreign traders for the semi-precious gems such as topaz and sapphire. The central region of the state (where the capital is located) has big reserves of iron (and to a lesser extent, gold) still being actively mined. There are also large companies installed the automotive industry, as manufacturers FIAT in Betim, IVECO in Sete Lagoas and suppliers of auto-parts, as STOLA and USIPARTS.The western part, the "''Triângulo Mineiro''", is less densely populated than the rest of the state, and it is now a focus of biotechnology investment, particularly on the cities of Uberlândia, Uberaba and Patos de Minas, which includes leading research on cattle, soy and corn (maize) culture. wikipedia:Poços de Caldas


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, which has trails for walking. The sulphurous water is the main attraction and can be consumed in several fountains and at the Thermas Antônio Carlos. There is an aerial tram to get to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (1,686 mts.). At the top of the mountain there is a great view of the nearby mountains. The city also offers options such as a Japanese tea garden, a theme park, museums, theaters, and other cultural events, the most important being the yearly '''Music in the Mountains Festival''' ''(Festival Musica nas Montanhas)'' http: www.festivalmusicanasmontanhas.com.br History Poços was founded in 1872. The region had been inhabited by the Cataguases Indians, who had been expelled from their lands by the "Bandeiras Unidas Paulistas", during their quest for gold. The place was first called Freguesia de Nossa Senhora da Saúde das Águas de Caldas. In 1874 it became a district of Nossa Sra. da Saúde de Caldas, belonging to Caldas. In 1875 it was elevated to the category of city. This became famous after the discovery of the hot water, which could be used for curing disease, and many important people began to visit the spa in search of the cures provided by the water. The name comes from Caldas da Rainha, a spa town in central Portugal. Miscellaneous Information Sister Cities *Caldas da Rainha, Portugal *Mount Vernon, New York, USA References wikipedia:Poços de Caldas


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in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country--0,467--putting it in last place. The main economic activities are cattle raising and farming. The GDP was R$50,544,000 (2005). There was 1 banking agency in 2006. In the rural area there were 596 farms with around 2,000 people involved in the agricultural sector. There were 63 tractors, a ratio of one tractor for every 10 farms. The main crops were coffee, bananas, sugarcane, beans


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in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari (Manari, Brazil) in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place. The score on the Municipal Human Development Index was 0.758. Pirapora

. The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari (Manari, Brazil) in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place. The highest ranking

municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari (Manari, Brazil) in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place. The highest ranking municipality in Minas


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http: www.pocosnarede.com cidade historia curiosidades.php#vulcao title A Verdadeira História sobre o Vulcão (The True Story about the Volcano) accessdate 2010-12-23 language Portuguese Poços de Caldas occupies a highly strategic geographical location, due to its proximity to São Paulo (243 km), Belo Horizonte (460 km) and Rio de Janeiro (470 km), whose connections are made with good highways, and due to its integration into the routes


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and suppliers of auto-parts, as STOLA and USIPARTS.The western part, the "''Triângulo Mineiro''", is less densely populated than the rest of the state, and it is now a focus of biotechnology investment, particularly on the cities of Uberlândia, Uberaba and Patos de Minas, which includes leading research on cattle, soy and corn (maize) culture. wikipedia:Poços de Caldas


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;nbsp;km² urban and 459 km² rural) in the municipality. The physical area is made up for the most part of a high plateau formed by mountains, fields and valleys with an area of approximately 750 km². The average elevation is 1200 m (3937 ft), with Cristo Redentor, the highest point, at 1686 m (5531 ft). The topography is highly suggestive of a volcanic (volcano) crater (Volcanic crater) and, given that the region's rocks are indeed

http: www.pocosnarede.com cidade historia curiosidades.php#vulcao title A Verdadeira História sobre o Vulcão (The True Story about the Volcano) accessdate 2010-12-23 language Portuguese Poços de Caldas occupies a highly strategic geographical location, due to its proximity to São Paulo (243 km), Belo Horizonte (460 km) and Rio de Janeiro (470 km), whose connections are made with good highways, and due to its integration into the routes


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;nbsp;km² urban and 459 km² rural) in the municipality. The physical area is made up for the most part of a high plateau formed by mountains, fields and valleys with an area of approximately 750 km². The average elevation is 1200 m (3937 ft), with Cristo Redentor, the highest point, at 1686 m (5531 ft). The topography is highly suggestive of a volcanic (volcano) crater (Volcanic crater) and, given that the region's rocks are indeed

igneous (Igneous rock) and there are hot springs, this gave rise to a common misconception that Poços de Caldas would be located inside the crater of a large extinct volcano. In reality, Poços de Caldas is inside a caldera that was formed by the collapse of a central portion of terrain amid elevated areas, and while the latter have volcanic origin, the process that formed the supposed "crater" had nothing to do with volcanic activity.


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''' ''(Festival Musica nas Montanhas)'' http: www.festivalmusicanasmontanhas.com.br History Poços was founded in 1872. The region had been inhabited by the Cataguases Indians, who had been expelled from their lands by the "Bandeiras Unidas Paulistas", during their quest for gold. The place was first called Freguesia de Nossa Senhora da Saúde das Águas de Caldas. In 1874 it became a district of Nossa Sra. da Saúde de Caldas, belonging to Caldas. In 1875 it was elevated to the category

in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics (considering 5,507 municipalities) Manari (Manari, Brazil) in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place. The score on the Municipal Human Development Index was 0.758. Pirapora

was ranked 235 out of 853 municipalities in the state, with Poços de Caldas in first place with 0.841 and Setubinha in last place with 0.568. Frigoletto In 2000 the per capita monthly income of R$369.00 was above the state average of R$276.00 and below the national average of R$297.00. Poços de Caldas had the highest per capita monthly income in 2000 with R$435.00. The lowest was Setubinha with R$73.00

Poços de Caldas

'''Poços de Caldas''' is a municipality (Municipalities of Brazil) in south-western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in the microregion of the same name. Its estimated population in 2009 was 151,449 inhabitants. The city has thermal waters.

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