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Location of Japonvar within the state of Minas Gerais

Japonvar is a Brazilian municipality located in the north of the state of Minas Gerais. In 2007 the population was 8,232 in a total area of 376 km². It became a municipality in 1997.[1][2]

Location and distances[edit]

Japonvar is located on BR-135 which connects Montes Claros and Januária. The elevation of the municipal seat is 700 meters. Japonvar is part of the statistical microregion of Montes Claros. Neighboring municipalities are: Lontra, São João da Ponte, Patis, Brasília de Minas, and São Francisco.[3]

Economic activities[edit]

The most important economic activities are cattle raising, commerce, and subsistence agriculture. The GDP in 2005 was R$ 19,043,000. Japonvar is in the bottom tier of municipalities in the state with regard to economic and social development. It suffers from isolation, poor soils, and periodic drought. As of 2007 there were no banking agencies in the town. There was a small retail commerce serving the surrounding area of cattle and agricultural lands. In the rural area there were 646 establishments employing about 1,700 workers. Only 04 of the farms had tractors. There were 80 automobiles in all of the municipality. There were 8,700 head of cattle in 2006. The crops with a planted area of more than 100 hectares were beans, sugarcane, manioc, and corn. [2]

Health and education[edit]

  • Municipal Human Development Index: 0.618 (2000)
  • State ranking: 807 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
  • National ranking: 4,339 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
  • Literacy rate: 66%
  • Life expectancy: 66 (average of males and females)
  • Urbanization rate: 31.73 (2000)
  • Percentage of urban houses served by sewage system: 98.10
  • Infant mortality rate: n/a [4]

The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha.[5]

In the health sector there were 06 clinics and no hospitals. In the educational sector there were 08 primary schools and 01 middle school.[2]

Origin of the name[edit]

The name Japonvar came about because the settlement began at the junction of three rural roads, which led to Januária, São João da Ponte e Varzelândia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citybrazil
  2. ^ a b c IBGE
  3. ^ Citybrazil
  4. ^ Health indicators
  5. ^ Frigoletto

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 15°59′42″S 44°16′12″W / 15.99500°S 44.27000°W / -15.99500; -44.27000


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Globo.com
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:24:14 -0700

Um homem foi encontrado morto e com o corpo parcialmente enterrado no povoado de Tamboril, na zona rural de Japonvar, Norte de Minas, nessa sexta-feira, 10. Moradores da região acionaram a polícia e a perícia comprovou a morte do jovem de 18 anos ...
 
Globo.com
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:40:36 -0800

Duas pessoas foram assassinadas a tiros nesta terça-feira (17) em duas cidades do Norte de Minas Gerais. Em Japonvar, a Polícia Militar encontrou um homem de 42 anos caído na Rua Juscelino Kubitschek, no Centro. Ele foi socorrido e levado para um ...
 
Globo.com
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Uma agência dos Correios na Avenida João Pessoa, no Bairro Pequizeiro, em Japonvar (MG), foi assaltada nesta quarta-feira (15). Segundo as informações da Polícia Militar, um funcionário estava trabalhando no caixa, quando um homem armado e de ...
 
Globo.com
Thu, 22 May 2014 03:41:21 -0700

A Polícia Militar procura por quatro homens que explodiram um caixa eletrônico do banco Bradesco, no Centro de Japonvar (MG), na madrugada desta quinta-feira (22). As primeiras informações são de que R$ 90 mil foram levados. Segundo a PM, o ...
 
Globo.com
Tue, 13 May 2014 08:08:11 -0700

Um rapaz de 28 anos morreu e outro de 30 ficou ferido depois que o caminhão em que eles estavam tombou na MG-135, a cerca de dois quilômetros de Japonvar (MG), na madrugada desta terça-feira (13). "O veículo transportava carvão e tombou, por volta ...
 
Globo.com
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:48:06 -0700

Um homem de 32 anos foi baleado na noite desta sexta-feira (11) em Japonvar, Norte de Minas Gerais. Segundo a Polícia Militar, a vítima informou que ela foi abordada, quando saía de casa, por um homem em uma motocicleta que efetuou dois disparos.
 
Globo.com
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:16:01 -0700

Homem de 35 anos é preso por posse ilegal de armas em Japonvar. Segundo a Polícia Militar, espingarda estava em cima de banco de carro. Arma e homem foram levados para a delegacia de Januária. Do G1 Grande Minas ...
 
Globo.com
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:19:50 -0700

Um homem morreu na madrugada deste domingo (17), em Japonvar (MG), depois de uma briga de bar. Segundo a Polícia Militar, Amilton Fernandes da Silva, de 62 anos, e Sinvaldo Fiuza Gonçalves, de 28 anos, iniciaram uma discussão; Amilton deus uns ...
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