Contagem

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Contagem
Municipality
The Municipality o Contagem
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Nickname(s): Contagem das Abóboras
Motto: Per Populum Omnis Potestas A Deo
Location in Minas Gerais
Contagem is located in Brazil
Contagem
Contagem
Location in Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19°55′55″S 44°03′14″W / 19.93194°S 44.05389°W / -19.93194; -44.05389
Kintra Brazil
Region Sootheast
State Minas Gerais
Foondit 1716
Government
 • Mayor Marilia Aparecida Campos (PT)
Area
 • Total 194.586 km2 (75.1 sq mi)
Elevation 858 m (2,815 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 617,749
 • Density 3,100.8/km2 (8,031/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 32000-000
Area code(s) +55 31
Website Contagem, Minas Gerais

Contagem (Portuguese pronunciation: [kõˈtaʒẽj]) is a ceety in the center o the state o Minas Gerais, in Brazil. It is locatit anerlie 21 kilometers frae the caipital, Belo Horizonte an forms pairt o a metropolitan aurie wi a population o 4.8 million.

The ceety belangs tae the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte an tae the microregion o Belo Horizonte an haes a territorial extension o 195.2 km² an borders the municipalities o Ribeirão das Neves, Esmeraldas, Betim, Ibirité an Belo Horizonte. The elevation o the ceety haw is 939 meters.

Accordin tae estimates frae 2008 the municipal population wis 617,741 makkin it the seicont maist populous ceety in the state o Minas Gerais, efter Belo Horizonte.

The population is vera young wi 86% o the population being less than 50 years auld.

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