Município de Uberlândia
Municipality of Uberlândia

Downtown Uberlandia in mid-November 2011

Nickname(s): Udi, Capital Logistics, Greater Pole Wholesale in Latin America

Localization of Uberlândia in Minas Gerais

Localization of Uberlândia in Brazil

Coordinates: 18°55′23″S 48°17′19″W / 18.92306°S 48.28861°W / -18.92306; -48.28861
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State Minas Gerais
Founded 31 August 1888
  Mayor Gilmar Machado (PT)
  Total 4,115.9 km2 (1,589.2 sq mi)
Elevation 863 m (2,831 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
  Total 654,681
  Density 157,12/km2 (40,690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Uberlandense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
  Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code (CEP) 38400-000
Area code(s) +55 34
Website www.uberlandia.mg.gov.br

Uberlândia is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil.

With a population of 654,681 inhabitants, according to 2014 estimates, the city is the second largest in the state second only to Belo Horizonte (2,491,109).

The city is served by Uberlândia–Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport.

Mogiana Uberlândia Railroad Station in 1895


Team of Volleyball of Uberlândia

Uberlândia is located in the western part of the state of Minas Gerais, in the region called Triângulo Mineiro, one of the richest agricultural regions of Brazil, between the Paranaíba and Grande rivers. It is connected to major cities by the following federal highways: BR-050, BR-365, BR-455, BR-452, and BR-497. Uberlândia is about 580 km away from São Paulo, connected by a modern and safe double trace highway (BR-050). The capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, is 560 km away and Brasília, the capital of the country, lies just 440 km to the north. There are railways connecting Uberlândia via the north-south Centro-Atlântica line.

Uberlândia is a statistical micro-region including the following municipalities: Araguari, Araporã, Canápolis, Cascalho Rico, Centralina, Indianópolis, Monte Alegre de Minas, Prata, Tupaciguara, and Uberlândia. In 2007 the population of these cities' agglomeration was 818,395 inhabitants in a total area of 18,864.20 km². The population density (2000) was 43.38 inhab/km².[3]

Due to its centrality and good transport links, Uberlândia has been chosen as a distribution point for the Free Economic Zone of Manaus, the first ever such distribution point.[4]


According to the 2010 census, a narrow majority of its citizens are members of the Roman Catholic Church (54.73%), while Evangelical Christians comprise the second largest religious affiliation in the city (25.23%). There are also substantial minorities of Spiritists (7.80%) and those who identify with no religion (7.80%). There are smaller minorities adhering to the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Islam, Buddhism, indigenous beliefs, Umbanda and Candomblé, (all below 1% of Uberlândia's population).[5]


The city of Uberlândia has many touristic attractions, in its architectural value and cultural and natural values. Some of the main attractions of the city:

See also


  1. "Estimativas da população residente nos municípios brasileiros com data de referência em 1º de julho de 2014" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. IBGE (10 October 2002). "Área territorial oficial". Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. Citybrazil
  4. http://www.farolcomunitario.com.br/uberlandia_100_0058.htm
  5. "Censo 2010: Listas municipios e religiões" (in Portuguese). Ministério de Apoio com Informação. 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  6. "Mercado Municipal" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura de Uberlandia. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. "Museo Municipal" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura de Uberlandia. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  8. "Complexo Parque do Sabia" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura de Uberlandia. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  9. "Parque Municipal Vitoria Siquerolli" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura de Uberlandia. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.

External links

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