|Municipality of Timóteo|
"A Capital do Inox"
|Founded||April 29, 1964|
|• Total||144.381 km2 (55.746 sq mi)|
|• Density||611.26/km2 (1,583.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−3 (BRT)|
|HDI (2010)||0,770 – high|
Timóteo is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, located by the Piracicaba River. The population as of 2020 was 90,568 inhabitants. The city is situated in the metropolitan area of the Steel Valley (Vale do Aço). It is the hometown of Aperam South America (old Acesita), a steel factory specialized in the production of stainless steel, now named Aperam.
The municipality contains part of the 35,970 hectares (88,900 acres) Rio Doce State Park, created in 1944, the first state-level conservation unit in Minas Gerais.
Belo Horizonte is the sixth-largest city in Brazil, with a population around 2.7 million and the third largest metropolitan area with a population of 6 million. It is the 13th-largest city in South America and the 18th-largest in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area, ranked as the third-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and the 17th-most populous in the Americas. Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil's second-most populous state. It is the first planned modern city in Brazil.
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