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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

Abaeté belongs to the statistical micro-region of Três Marias. It is located at an elevation of 641 meters between the São Francisco River and the Indaiá River. Neighboring municipalities are:

  • North: Paineiras and Morada Nova de Minas
  • West: Cedro do Abaeté
  • South: Quartel Geral
  • Southeast: Pompéu and Martinho Campos

Distances

  • Pompeu: 53 kilometres (33 miles)
  • São Gotardo: 75 kilometres (47 miles)
  • Belo Horizonte: 213 kilometres (132 miles)

Etymology

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.

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