Abaeté is a municipality in the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It covers an area of 1,816 square kilometres (701 square miles). In 2007, the population was 22,474. Abaeté became a municipality in 1870.
Location[change | change source]
- North: Paineiras and Morada Nova de Minas
- West: Cedro do Abaeté
- South: Quartel Geral
- Southeast: Pompéu and Martinho Campos
Distances[change | change source]
- Pompeu: 53 kilometres (33 miles)
- São Gotardo: 75 kilometres (47 miles)
- Belo Horizonte: 213 kilometres (132 miles)
Etymology[change | change source]
Abaeté, of Tupi-Guarani origin, means strong man or brave man. It was the word by which the local natives called themselves. The first name of the settlement was Nossa Senhora das Dores do Marmelada.