Vale do Aço metropolitan area

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The Vale do Aço metropolitan area (Região Metropolitana do Vale do Aço, in Portuguese) is a metropolitan area in Minas Gerais, Brazil, comprising only the four municipalities of Coronel Fabriciano, Ipatinga, Santana do Paraíso and Timóteo, but have an influence area of 22 other municipalities.

The region has become internationally known due to large companies that are in the region, such as the Cenibra, ArcelorMittal Timóteo (formerly Acesita) and Usiminas, all with an increasing volume of exported products.

Vale do Metropolitan Region.
Vale do Metropolitan Region.

Cities[change | change source]

Major[change | change source]

City Area (km ²) Population (2009) PIB (2005)
Ipatinga 166 244.508 4.422.997.000
Timóteo 145 79.813 1.842.089.000
Coronel Fabriciano 221 105.037 451.426.000
Santana do Paraíso 276 24.695 108.346.000
Total 808 449.340 6.824.858.000

Other cities[change | change source]

  • Açucena
  • Antônio Dias
  • Belo Oriente
  • Bom Jesus do Galho
  • Braúnas
  • Bugre
  • Córrego Novo
  • Dionísio
  • Dom Cavati
  • Entre Folhas
  • Iapu
  • Ipaba
  • Jaguaraçu
  • Joanésia
  • Marliéria
  • Mesquita
  • Naque
  • Periquito
  • Pingo-d'Água
  • São João do Oriente
  • São José do Goiabal
  • Sobrália

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