Teófilo Otoni

Teófilo Otoni

Téofilo Otoni is a city in northeast Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The population of the municipality was 126,895 in 2007 and the area is 3,253.4 km².

Origin of the Name

The city is named after Teófilo Benedito Ottoni (Vila do Príncipe, 27 January 1807 — Rio de Janeiro, 17 October 1869), who was a provincial deputy representing Minas Gerais, a national deputy and a senator in the Empire of Brazil from 1864 to 1869 and founder of the city of the same name. [ [http://www.teofilootoni.mg.gov.br/historia.html Prefeitura Teófilo Otoni] ]


It lies at an elevation of 319 meters on the Todos os Santos River, a tributary of the Mucuri. It is part of the Valley of the Mucuri, a region which includes 27 municipalites. Situated on the Rio-Bahia Interstate Highway BR 116, it is 130 km. north of the regional center, Governador Valadares, on the Doce River, and 478 km north of the state capital, Belo Horizonte. It was founded in 1853 by German colonists and given city status in 1878.

Municipal boundaries are with:
*North: Novo Oriente de Minas and Itaipé
*South: Ouro Verde de Minas, Ataléia, Frei Gaspar and Itambacuri
*East: Pavão and Carlos Chagas
*West: Poté and Ladainha [ [http://www.citybrazil.com.br/mg/regioes/teofilootoni/index.htm Citybrazil] ]

Distances to important cities:
*Belo Horizonte: 450 km
*Brasília: 1,162 km
*Rio de Janeiro: 730 km
*Salvador: 900 km
*São Paulo: 1,050 km
*Vitória: 550 km [ [http://www.teofilootoni.mg.gov.br/historia.html Prefeitura Teófilo Otoni] ]

tatistical Microregion

Teófilo Otoni is a statistical microregion including the following municipalities: Ataléia, Catuji, Franciscópolis, Frei Gaspar, Itaipé, Ladainha, Malacacheta, Novo Oriente de Minas, Ouro Verde de Minas, Pavão, Poté, Setubinha, and Teófilo Otoni. The population of this region was 253,679 in 2000 and the area was 11,296.80 km² (roughly the size of The Gambia and a little larger than Jamaica. The population density was 22.46 inhab/km². [ [http://www.citybrazil.com.br/mg/regioes/teofilootoni/index.htm Citybrazil] ]

The Economy

Teófilo Otoni is a trade centre for an agricultural hinterland in which livestock raising is of some importance. The city has small-scale manufacturing and food-processing plants. Poor soils for agriculture and lack of industry have made Teófilo Otoni a major source of immigration to other regions of Brazil and to the United States. In 2005 the GDP was R$723 million, of which 515 million was from services, 101 was from industry, and 37 million was from agriculture. Industry employed about 2,000 workers, services employed 8,800 workers, and public administration employed 2,300 workers. [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE] ]

Agricultural Data

*Cattle herd: 177,000 (2006)
*Rural producers: 2,422
*Agricultural area: 337,062 hectares
*Planted area: 13,200 ha.
*Natural pasture land: 125,506 ha.
*Persons working in agriculture: 7,000
*Tractors: 149
*Main crops: bananas, coffee, oranges, tangerines, and sugarcane [ [http://www.ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/default.php IBGE] ]


Nationally and internationally Teófilo Otoni rivals Governador Valadares as the gem capital of Brazil. Extensive mining and gem trading for aquamarines, topaz, brazilianite, and various forms of quartz take place there. A Gem and Mineral Show (Feira Internacional de Pedras Preciosas (FIPP), is held here every year, attracting international buyers. The fair provides the opportunity to buy both rough and cut stones directly from local producers, miners and cutters.

Health and Education

The population was served by 61 health clinics and 4 hospitals (417 beds in 2005). There were several institutes of higher education: Faculdade de Tecnologia Egídio José da Silva (private), Instituto de Ensino Superior Integrado (private), Instituto de Educação Superior São Francisco de Assis de Teófilo Otoni (private philanthropic), and Faculdades Unificadas Doctum de Teófilo Ottoni (private)

Municipal Human Development Index
*MHDI: .742 (2000)
*State ranking: 343 out of 853 municipalities
*National ranking: 2,097 out of 5,138 municipalities
*Life expectancy: 69
*Literacy rate: 81 [ [http://www.frigoletto.com.br/GeoEcon/idhmg.htm Frigoletto] ]


See also
*List of municipalities in Minas Gerais
* Roman Catholic Diocese of Teófilo Otoni

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