Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Luma Almeida currently works at University of Maryland Luma studied at Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros and Luma is located at Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Trainee at University of Maryland
Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros
Minas Gerais is a state in the north of Southeastern Brazil. It ranks as the second most populous, the third by gross domestic product, and the fourth largest by area in the country. The state's capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, and is the sixth largest municipality in Brazil. According to the IBGE of 2008, there were 19,765,000 people residing in the state. The population density was 32.73 inhabitants per square kilometre. Urbanization: 85%; Population growth: 1.4%; Houses: 5,741,000.The service sector is the largest component of GDP at 47.1%, followed by the industrial sector at 44.1%. agriculture represents 8.8% of GDP. Main exports: mineral products 44.4%, metals 15.8%, vegetable products 13%, precious metals 5.5%, foodstuffs 4.9%, transportation 3.5%. Share of the Brazilian economy: 9%. Minas Gerais is a major producer of milk, coffee and other agricultural commodities, as well as minerals. Electronics are also produced in Minas. The automakers Fiat and Mercedes-Benz have factories there. Tourism is also an important activity for the state: historical cities like Ouro Preto, Mariana, Sabará, Congonhas, Diamantina, Tiradentes, and Sao João del Rey, are a major attractive for visitors interested in their colonial .architecture.Tancredo Neves International Airport is located in the municipalities of Lagoa Santa and Confins, 38 kmfrom Belo Horizonte.