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Betim

Betim
Administration
Full nameBetim
Official nameBetim
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateMinas Gerais
FoundedDecember 17, 1938
Government
MayorMaria do Carmo Lara (PT)
Geography
Total Area133.6 sq mi (346 km2)
Elevation2822 ft (860.1 m)
Demography
Total Population407003 (2006)
Density (pop.)1176.3/km2 (3047.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code32500-000
Area code+55 31

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Betim is a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is located at around . The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte.

Home to one of the Petrobras's oil refineries and Fiat's largest factory, among other plants, the city has an important role not only in the state's economy, but in the whole country's as well.

Betim is also internationally known for Salão do Encontro and Missão Ramacrisma, two entities recognized for their social work with the poor communities.




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