Friday, January 07, 2005

Itajub�

City, southern Minas Gerais estado (�state�), Brazil. It lies along the Sapuca� River, in the Mantiquiera Mountains, at 2,769 feet (844 m) above sea level. It was made the seat of a municipality in 1848 and given city status in 1862. Although basically a textile centre, it has other industries and serves a region of agriculture (coffee, rice, corn [maize], and sugarcane) and cattle ranching. Goods are

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