About Montes Claros

Montes Claros is a city located in northern Minas Gerais state, in Brazil. The estimated population in 2010 was 412,284 inhabitants and the total area of the municipality was 3,470 km² ( 97 km² urban). It was made a seat of a municipality in 1831 and attained city status in 1857. In 2011, the most famous Brazilian magazine entitled Veja, published a report including Montes Claros as an example of richness and welfare in the recent Brazilian's economy good moment.

Darcy Ribeiro, a renowned Brazilian anthropologist, was born in Montes Claros