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Full nameIpatinga
Official nameThe Municipality of Ipatinga
Settlement typeMunicipality
StateMinas Gerais
FoundedApril 29, 1964
MayorRobson Gomes (PPS)
Total Area63.9 sq mi (165.509 km2)
Total Population244.508 (2009)
Density (pop.)1.440/km2 (3.7/sq mi)
Other information
Postal Code35160-000
HDI (2000)0,806 high

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Ipatinga (postal code 35160-000) is a city and municipality located in eastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The city was founded in 1962 and covers a total area of 166.5 km2. Its population is 240,338 (IBGE 2001). It is part of the Vale do Aço Metropolitan Area (population 430,700).

Ipatinga is located at the site where the Piracicaba River flows into the Doce River, 217 km. from the state capital of Belo Horizonte. It is served by highway and railroad connections (Minas-Vitória). There is also a medium sized airport, Usiminas Airport in the area of the neighbor city Santana do Paraíso, that serves the Steel Valley and can receive small and medium sized planes, including jets like the Boeing 737 and the Fokker 100.

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