Ipatinga (postal code 35160-000) is a municipality located in eastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The city was founded in April,29/1964 and covers a total area of 166.5 km². Its population is 240,338 (IBGE 2001). It is part of the Vale do Aço Metropolitan Area (population 430,700). Ipatinga is located at the site where the Piracicaba River flows into the Doce River, 217 km. from the state capital of Belo Horizonte. It is served by highway and railroad connections (Minas-Vitória). There is also a medium-sized airport, Usiminas Airport in the area of the neighbor city Santana do Paraíso, that serves the Steel Valley and can receive small and medium-sized planes, including jets like the Boeing 737 and the Fokker 100. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Ipatinga is Brazil's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Ipatinga, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Belo Horizonte. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Belo Horizonte for its bountiful attractions like Praca Da Liberdade, Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, Palacio Das Artes on your trip to Ipatinga. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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