Vale do Aço metropolitan area
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 24 other municipalities.
The region has become internationally known due to large companies that are in the region, such as the Cenibra, Aperam South America (old Acesita) and Usiminas, all with an increasing volume of exported products.
Cities[change | change source]
Major[change | change source]
|City||Area (km ²)||Population (2009)||PIB (2005)|
|Santana do Paraíso||276||24.695||108.346.000|
Other cities[change | change source]