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Hidrolândia

Hidrolândia

Hidrolândia
State Goiás
Area: 944.2 km²
Population: 14,004 (IBGE 2007)
Elevation: 814 m above sea level
Postcode (CEP): 75340-000
Became a city: 1958
Distance to Goiânia: 36 km.
IBGE statistical microregion: Goiânia Microregion
Website: none

Hidrolândia is a small town and municipality in central Goiás state, Brazil. The population was 14,004 (2007) in a total area of 944.2 km² (10/10/2002). Hidrolândia is a large producer of poultry and eggs.

Location

Hidrolândia is located 36 km. south of the state capital, Goiânia on important interstate highway BR-153. It belongs to the Goiânia Microregion, which contains more than one million seven hundred thousand inhabitants.

Considered the capital of the jaboticaba (a blackish tropical fruit--Myrciaria cauliflora) See Jaboticaba because of the great quantity of jaboticaba trees in the region, Hidrolândia is also known as the city of waters. The concentration of springs, bathing spots and rivers in the area gave the city this name.

History

Hidrolândia began in 1895 when lands were donated to build a chapel dedicated to Santo Antônio. In 1896 it was elevated to a district with the name Santo Antônio das Grimpas belonging to Pouso Alto, which later became Piracanjuba. In 1930 it became a municipality with the name Hidrolândia, land of waters. With the construction of the new capital in Goiânia it became part of that city with the name "Grimpas". In 1948 it became municipality with its present name.

Political and Demographic Data

  • Eligible voters: 11,844 (12/2007)
  • Mayor: Wilton Moreira Alves (January 2005)
  • Vice-mayor: Nivaldo Vieira Vaz
  • Councilmembers: 09
  • Population growth rate 2000/2007: 0.97%
  • Population in 1980: 8,559
  • Population in 1991: 10,254
  • Urban population in 2007: 9,615
  • Rural population in 2007: 4,389

The Economy

The economy of the city is based on dairy cattle. There are large dairies in the area, supplying milk products to Goiânia. Local farmers also produce oranges, manioc, corn, tangerines, sugarcane, watermelon, pineapple, bananas, coconuts and rice.

Economic Data

  • Industrial units: 37 (06/2007)
  • Retail units: 108 (08/2007)
  • Banking institutions: BRADESCO S.A. - Banco Itaú S.A. (01/06/2005)
  • Dairies: Marajoara Ind. de Laticínios Ltda. (07/06/2005)
  • Meatpacking plant or egg collection unit: Gransapa Ovos Ltda. (07/06/2005)
  • Cooperatives: - Coop. Eletrif. Desenv. Rural de Hidrolândia Ltda - CEDRHIL - Coop. de Produção Artesanal de Hidrolândia-COOPERARTH

(17/06/2005)

Main agricultural activities:

  • Cattle raising: 86,550 head (2006)
  • Poultry: 601,480
  • Agriculture: rice (300 hectares), sugarcane, coffee, coconuts, manioc, corn, oranges, and soybeans. Statistics are from IBGE

Education and Health

  • Literacy rate: 87.0%
  • Infant mortality rate: 25.35 in 1,000 live births
  • Schools: 23 (2006)
  • Classrooms: 108
  • Teachers: 186
  • Students: 4,195
  • Hospitals: 01 (2007)
  • Hospital beds: 25
  • Walk-in public health clinics: 08

Human Development Index: 0.736

  • State ranking: 124 (out of 242 municipalities)
  • National ranking: 2,280 (out of 5,507 municipalities)

For the complete list see Frigoletto

See also List of municipalities in Goiás

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