|The Municipality of Coronel Fabriciano|
Partial view of Coronel Fabriciano seen from of Timóteo
"Terra mãe do Vale do Aço"
|Founded||December 27, 1948|
|• Mayor||Marcos Vinícius da Silva Bizarro (PSDB)|
|• Total||221.252 km2 (85.426 sq mi)|
|HDI (2010)||0.755 – high|
Coronel Fabriciano is a Brazilian city in the Vale do Aço metropolitan area, state of Minas Gerais. It is located in the region of Vale do Rio Doce and is situated 200 km from the state capital. The municipal population was estimated in 2020 by IBGE in 110,290 inhabitants, with an area of 221.252 km².
The city was founded in December 27, 1948. The devolviment of the municipality is due to the large companies in the region, such as Aperam South America (old Acesita) and Usiminas, whose industries were situated in Coronel Fabriciano at they time they were constructed. But in 1964, Fabriciano lost the industrial areas, due to the emancipation of Timóteo and Ipatinga.