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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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Author affiliations: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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THIEVES who stole a stereo, TV and mobile phones from a house in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, went back a few days later to ask for receipts as they couldn't sell their haul.
The man, who was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, had apparently lived in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, while working as a missionary.
The City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, won in the waste management category for its work with the Street Scavengers Association (ASMARE) to organize waste-pickers, gradually improving social and economic conditions for people who collect recyclable trash from the streets.
Petro-Chem is headquartered in New York, New York, USA with offices and joint venture partners throughout the globe, including Tulsa, OK, Houston, TX, Seoul, South Korea, Pune, India, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Mexico City, Mexico, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Its head office and major manufacturing facilities are located in Perth, Western Australia, with regional offices in Brisbane, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
In June, Neymar has earned his first diving meme when he dramatically fell to the ground during Brazil's semifinals match against Uruguay in the Confederations Cup held at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Ramadan 12, 1435, Jul 9, 2014, SPA -- Germany deal shell-shocked Brazil a remarkable 7-1 thrashing to advance to the World Cup final, in a match that quickly turned into a nightmare for the host nation, dpa reported.
We almost paid the price in the 118th minute when the ball hit the bar," said Scolari, whose side triumphed 3-2 in a shoot-out at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes and extra time.
The Award win recognises SKM's growth in Brazil and follows the recent opening of a new SKM office in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.