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Minas Gerais

(mē`nəs zhərīs`) [Port.,=various mines], state (1996 pop. 16,660,691), 226,707 sq mi (587,171 sq km), E Brazil. The capital is Belo HorizonteBelo Horizonte
[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
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. Minas Gerais continues to produce more than half of Brazil's mineral wealth. Gold was discovered at the end of the 17th cent. and was mined extensively. The state has long led the country in iron-ore mining and steel production. In the mid-1990s, Minas Gerais, with its low land and labor costs and inexpensive power, experienced the highest industrial growth in South America, making its economy in Brazil second only to São Paulo. Numerous expansion programs have been pursued in the automobile, mining, and manufacturing sectors. Agriculture and livestock also are important to the state's economy.

Minas Gerais

 

a state in southeastern Brazil. Area, 587,200 sq km; population, 11.5 million (1970). Administrative center, Belo Horizonte.

Minas Gerais is one of Brazil’s most economically developed and thickly settled states. Its economy is based on mining and ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy. Between 80 and 90 percent of the country’s gold and diamond mining and nearly all mining of iron ore, bauxite, and graphite are concentrated in Minas Gerais. Some two-fifths of Brazil’s steel, one-half of its metallic zinc, over three-fifths of its aluminum, three-quarters of its ferroalloys, and 100 percent of its nickel are produced there. Metal-working and machine-building, as well as the petrochemical, cement, textile, and food-processing industries, have been developed in Minas Gerais. Coffee, sugarcane, tobacco, citrus fruits, and cereal grains are grown. Livestock raising is carried on; in 1970 there were 21 million head of cattle.

Minas Gerais

an inland state of E Brazil: situated on the high plateau of the Brazilian Highlands; large reserves of iron ore and manganese. Capital: Belo Horizonte. Pop.: 18 343 517 (2002). Area: 587 172 sq. km (226 707 sq. miles)
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Neste sentido, dos 398 periodicos analisados (304 exemplares do jornal Minas Geraes e 94 exemplares de titulos diversos disponibilizados pela Colecao Linhares), 35 destes (17 do Minas Geraes e 18 da Colecao Linhares) noticiaram e/ou fizeram referencias ao futebol.
Sobre isto, o Minas Geraes ressaltava este posicionamento, afirmando em uma das suas publicacoes que, em determinado dia, "foi disputado mais um match de football no campo desta novel sociedade, perante tao numerosa quao fina roda de distinctos sportsmen e gentis sportswomen" (Minas Geraes, 13/07/1904, p.
Quando a primeira noticia, verificada no Minas Geraes, da conta da inauguracao daquele que seria o primeiro time/clube organizado da cidade, la estava a figura do carioca Victor Serpa, devidamente registrada.
See, for example, the export data taken from the registros of Minas Gerais in 1818 and 1819 by Guilherme Eschewege in "Noticias Reflexoes Estadisticas da Provincia de Minas Geraes," RAPM, Ano 4 (1899): 737-773.
Tais discursos estao sendo apreendidos a partir da leitura e analise documental de alguns periodicos que circulavam em Belo Horizonte na decada de 1930, quais sejam: o Estado de Minas, considerado um periodico de "grande imprensa" ou de "grande circulacao", que tinha uma secao exclusivamente dedicada aos esportes, com destaque para a modalidade do futebol; o Minas Geraes, periodico da Imprensa Oficial do Estado de Minas Gerais; e os periodicos especializados na tematica esportiva Folha Esportiva, Goal!
Selon une notice reproduite dans le periodique Minas Geraes en date du 19 octobre 1898, entre 1790 et 1811, il y a tres peu d'informations sur le repertoire de la Casa de Opera, mais, en 1811 il y a eu une saison theatrale, on a engage vingt comediens et seize musiciens et les pieces Zaire de Voltaire et L'Ecole des Maris de Moliere ont ete jouees.
Vickers built the Sao Paulo, while here on the Tyne Armstrong's worked on the Minas Geraes, pictured leaving the river under the control of tugboats.