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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Com uma amostra de aproximadamente 18.000 domicilios, a pad-mg e significativa para todo o Estado de Minas Gerais, suas Mesorregioes geograficas, para a Regiao Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte (rmbh) e especificamente para o municipio de Belo Horizonte.
Desde algumas decadas, as areas localizadas ao longo da BR040, na regiao metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, vem sendo ocupadas por residencias e servicos que atendem as classes medias e a grupos de menor renda.
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Andrea Motta, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Em seguida, discute-se questoes relacionadas a configuracao socioespacial da cidade de Belo Horizonte e a sua relacao de interdependencia com os Municipios adjacentes.
Acreditamos que as tensoes entre as politicas antipixacao do poder publico de Belo Horizonte e as discussoes e acoes marginais sobre a pixacao na cidade podem criar espacos institucionais de enunciacao e interacao, promovendo cenas de conflito em que processos legais e de justificacao publica podem ser questionados, abrindo espaco para a reconfiguracao de determinados sentidos sobre igualdade e justica.
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The same World Future Council gave the Future Policy Award in 2009 to the city of Belo Horizonte, the fourth largest city in Brazil-a country now in the limelight for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
THE British Olympic Association is hopeful a "home away from home" at their preparatory camp in Belo Horizonte can inspire Team GB's athletes to reach their Rio 2016 medal target.
Agora, mais de duas decadas apos a sessao de 1995, propomos revisitar essa questao na vigesima setima edicao da Conferencia Internacional sobre Historia da Cartografia, em Belo Horizonte. O que aconteceu nas ultimas decadas?
(b) Centro Especializado em Anatomia Patologica, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil