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Itabirito Enchant Town
Flag of ItabiritoFlagOfficial seal of ItabiritoSeal
Nickname: Enchant Town
Location in Minas GeraisLocation in Minas Gerais
Itabirito is located in BrazilItabiritoItabiritoLocation in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°15′11″S 43°48′04″W / 20.253°S 43.801°W / -20.253; -43.801
Country Brazil
StateMinas Gerais
Population (2020 )
 • Total52,446
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
Area code31

Itabirito is a municipality in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil. Its population is estimated to have 52,446 people in 2020. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Ouro Preto.

The municipality contains 10% of the 31,270 hectares (77,300 acres) Serra do Gandarela National Park, created in 2014.

During the 19th century, there was a high influx of immigration to Itabirito, caused both by gold mining and the construction of the railroad.

Famous Citizens of Itabirito

Telê Santana (1931–2006), soccer coach of the Brazilian professional team during the 1982 World Cup and 1986 World Cup editions. He is regarded as one of the greatest innovators in the history of Brazilian soccer.

Itabirito on the Map

Satellite image of Itabirito (Google Earth),-41.726074&sspn=1.849915,2.570801&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11&om=1

Mayors of Itabirito

José Theodoro Alves Júnior (1923–1930)

Alberto Woods Soares (1930–1936)

Antônio Marques Costa (1936–1942)

José Raimundo Soares Silva (1943–1946)

José Raimundo Soares Silva (1948–1950)

Flávio Alves Ferreira Bastos (1951–1954)

Gastão Melillo (1953–1966)

José Galo (1955–1958)

Antônio Gomes Batista (1959–1962)

Celso Matos Silva (1967)

Celso Matos Silva (1970)

José Bastos Bittencourt (1973–1976)

Waldir Salvador de Oliveira (1971)

Gastão Melillo (1972)

Celso Matos Silva (1977–1982)

Celso Matos Silva (1982)

Gastão Melillo (1983–1988)

Waldir Silva Salvador de Oliveira Júnior (1989–1992)

Geraldo Mendanha de Almeida (1993–1996)

Manoel da Mota Neto (1997–2000)

Manoel da Mota Neto (2001–2004)

Waldir Silva Salvador de Oliveira Júnior (2005–2008)

Alex Salvador de Oliveira (2009)

Manoel da Mota Neto (2010–2012)

Alex Salvador de Oliveira (2013–2016)

Alex Salvador de Oliveira (2017–2019)

Orlando Amorim Caldeira (2019–2020)


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ PARNA de Serra do Gandarela (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-12
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