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Betim is a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is located at around 19°58′4″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778. The city belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitan of Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte. It is the fifth largest city in Minas Gerais and one of the 50 largest cities in Brazil.

Betim
Vista parcial de Betim MG.JPG
Flag of Betim
Flag
Official seal of Betim
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Contorno de Betim
Location in Minas Gerais
Location in Minas Gerais
Betim is located in Brazil
Betim
Betim
Location in Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19°58′04″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778Coordinates: 19°58′04″S 44°11′52″W / 19.96778°S 44.19778°W / -19.96778; -44.19778
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateMinas Gerais
FoundedDecember 17, 1938
Government
 • MayorVittorio Medioli (PHS)
Area
 • Total342.85 km2 (133.6 sq mi)
Elevation
817 m (2,822 ft)
Population
(2012)[1]
 • Total408,448
 • Density1,176.6/km2 (3,047.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Betinense
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code
32500-000
Area code(s)(+55) 31
WebsiteBetim, Minas Gerais

Betim is home to a Petrobras's oil refineries, as well as Fiat's largest factory, which opened in 1976.[2] The city has an important role not only in the state's economy, but in the whole country's as well.

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  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ "Morre ex-governador de Minas Gerais Rondon Pacheco". ISTOÉ. 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-25.