Belo Horizonte


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Belo Horizonte

(bəl'o͝orēzôN`tĭ) [Port.,=beautiful horizon], city (1996 pop. 2,091,770), capital of Minas Gerais state, E Brazil. The distribution and processing center of a rich agricultural and mining region, Belo Horizonte is the nucleus of a burgeoning industrial complex; its chief industries are furniture, textiles, food processing, and publishing. Belo Horizonte is also a transportation hub, with direct highway connections with Brasília, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. A small airport is located in Pampulha, a suburb.

Belo Horizonte was Brazil's first planned metropolis and was built (1895–97) to replace Ouro PrêtoOuro Prêto
[Port.,=black gold], city (1996 pop. 61,606), Minas Gerais state, E Brazil. Founded as Vila Rica in the gold rush near the end of the 17th cent., it became a prosperous 18th-century mining town, a cultural center, and the chief seat of the abortive move for
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 as the state capital. With its wide, tree-lined avenues, skyscrapers, and spacious parks, and with its beautiful surroundings and bracing climate, Belo Horizonte is a fashionable resort. It is also a leading cultural center, with museums, universities, libraries, and sports stadiums. The Church of São Francisco, designed by Oscar NiemeyerNiemeyer Soares, Oscar
, 1907–2012, Brazil's foremost 20th-century architect, b. Rio de Janeiro. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Niemeyer developed an architecture noted for its daring conception, purity of line, and formal lyricism; it is frequently characterized by curving
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 and with paintings by Candido PortinariPortinari, Cândido
, 1903–62, Brazilian painter. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. In 1928 a European fellowship enabled him to visit France, Italy, Spain, and England.
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, is famous. A new state administrative complex, also designed by Niemeyer, opened on the city's outskirts in 2010.

Belo Horizonte

a city in SE Brazil, the capital of Minas Gerais state. Pop.: 5 304 000 (2005 est.)
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Even so, they didn't expect to lose their opening match and the mood this week at the Uruguay team hotel - an isolated ranch surrounded by rolling countryside two hours north of Belo Horizonte - has been far more strained than before the competition.
The study tour to Brazil was organized and funded by the World Future Council, in close collaboration with the city of Belo Horizonte.
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All serum samples were from patients living in the city of Belo Horizonte or neighboring cities (Figure 1).
But governments in the region will need to set aside more protected areas and simultaneously curtail forest clearance by private landowners to prevent substantial deforestation, say researchers led by Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
A pair of 6-year-old identical twin boys and their 4-year-old brother were referred for assessment to the Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology and the Department of Ophthalmology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
It's a busy year for Rosangela Renno: One of the two artists representing Brazil at the Venice Biennale (along with Beatriz Milhazes), she's following up a recent survey at the Museu de Arte da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte with this even larger one, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and presenting some seventy works from the late '80s to the present.
American Airlines Brazil Service Summary Rio de Janeiro - Miami, New York JFK Sao Paulo - Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK Belo Horizonte - Miami Recife - Miami Salvador - Miami
The commercial tower development will enable the project to provide much needed Class A office space to the city of Belo Horizonte and enhance the retail traffic for the shopping center.
9km of existing underground ramp development and is 120km north-west of the major industrial city of Belo Horizonte, in the Iron Quadrangle greenstone belt.