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About the City of Belo Horizonte

Seal of Belo Horizonte Satellite view showing Belo Horizonte, located in the southeastern region of Brazil, about 430 km north of Rio de Janeiro. Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais, the fourth largest of the 26 Brazilian states with an aerea the size of France.

Praça da Liberdade, Liberty Square Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Downtown Belo Horizonte, Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square).
Image: Marcus Desimoni
The city is built on several hills and is framed by the Serra do Curral mountain range.

It was the first planned city in the country to replace Ouro Preto as the capital. In December 1897 it became the capital of MG, named Cidade de Minas (Minas City), it was renamed Belo Horizonte (lit. "Beautiful Horizon") in 1901. Today the city has a population of about 2.5 million people, more than 5 million live in its metropolitan region "Greater Belo Horizonte". BH is the sixth most populous city in Brazil.

2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Six matches including the Semi-finals were held at the Mineirão stadium, the largest football stadium in the state of Minas Gerais (official name: Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto).

The Map shows a city map of Belo Horizonte with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Belo Horizonte Airport known as Pampulha Airport (IATA Code: PLU) and Carlos Prates Airport (IATA Code: none)
Zoom out to find Tancredo Neves International Airport (IATA Code: CNF). Belo Horizonte’s main airport is situated about 40 km (25 mi) north of the city in the municipalities of Confins and Lagoa Santa.

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Local Time Belo Horizonte:
Sunday-April-14  18:59  
Brasília Time Zone (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 19°55′S 43°56′W
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Wikipedia entry: Belo Horizonte


Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte
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