This page is about the city in Brazil. For the mountain pass in Hindu Kush, see Unai Pass. Coordinates: 16°23′S 46°53′W / 16.383°S 46.883°W / -16.383; -46.883 Unaí , Flag , Seal Unaí Coordinates: 16°21′50″S 46°54′15″W / 16.36389°S 46.90417°W / -16.36389; -46.90417 Country Brazil Region Southeast State Minas Gerais Founded December 30, 1943 Government • Mayor Delvito Alves da Silva Filho (PTB), (2013-2016) Area • Total 8,464 km (3,268 sq mi) Elevation 575 m (1,886 ft) Population (2007) • Total 74,495 • Density 7.92/km (20.5/sq mi) Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3) • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2) Unaí is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Contents 1 History, 2 Location, 3 Economy, 4 Health and education, 5 References, History: This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (March 2013) Location: Unaí is located southeast of Brasília and the Federal District and is linked to that important urban nucleus by highway BR 251, which also connects with BR 040 at Paracatu. The Preto River, which flows out of Lagoa Feia near Formosa and joins the Paracatu River, passes by the city. Neighboring municipalities are: Buritis, Cabeceira Grande, Paracatu, Dom Bosco, Natalândia, Bonfinópolis de Minas, Uruana de Minas, Arinos, Brasilândia de Minas, and João Pinheiro. Unaí is also the seat of a microregion (number 64) composed of 9 cities with an area of 27,653.10 km² and a population of 133,168 inhabitants. Cities making up the microregion of Unaí are Arinos, Bonfinópolis de Minas, Buritis, Cabeceira Grande, Dom Bosco, Formoso, Natalândia, Unaí, and Uruana de Minas. Distances to other cities Belo Horizonte: 610 km. (7 hrs and 37 min. driving time at 80 km. per hour), Uberlândia: 497, Goiânia: 350, Rio de Janeiro: 1.015, São Paulo: 1.166, Brasília: 170, Paracatu: 100, Patos de Minas: 300 , Economy: The region has experienced rapid development in recent years after the building of Brasília and the opening up of the cerrado soils to cultivation of soybeans and irrigated rice. There are large herds of cattle--305,000 head (35,000 milking cows)--and extensive plantations of corn, beans, soybeans, sorghum, and rice. The main agricultural products in planted area in 2006 were oranges, passion fruit, cotton, garlic, rice, beans, corn, soybeans, sorghum, and wheat. There were 8 banks: Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Caixa Federal de Depósitos, HSBC, Itaú, Mercantil, Crediunai, and Crediparnor. PLanted area of main crops in 2006 Soybeans: 83,000 ha., Sorghum: 12,000 ha., Corn: 34,000 ha., Rice: 1,300 ha., Beans: 40,000 ha., Coffee: 1,635 ha., Bananas: 80 ha., Oranges: 116 ha., Farm data for 2006 Number of farms: 3,596, Total area: 664,351 ha., Planted area: 170,000 ha., Area in natural pasture: 313,408 ha., Persons working in agriculture: 12,500 , Health and education: Primary schools: 31, Enrollment: 13,222 (2006), Middle and secondary schools: 9, Enrollment: 4,084, Health clinics: 19 (2005), Hospitals: 4 with 208 beds (43 beds in public hospitals) , There is one institution of higher learning in the city: Faculdade de Ciências de Unaí Municipal Human Development Index MHDI: .812, Ranking in the state: 21 out of 853 municipalities in 2000, Ranking in the country: 343 out of 5,138 municipalities in 2000, Literacy rate: 87%, Life expectancy: 74.7

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