town and municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Abaeté is a municipality in the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It covers an area of 1,816 square kilometres (701 square miles). In 2007, the population was 22,474. Abaeté became a municipality in 1870.

Location of Abaeté
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Abaeté belongs to the statistical micro-region of Três Marias. It is located at an elevation of 641 meters between the São Francisco River and the Indaiá River. Neighboring municipalities are:

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Etymology change

Abaeté, of Tupi-Guarani origin, means strong man or brave man. It was the word by which the local natives called themselves. The first name of the settlement was Nossa Senhora das Dores do Marmelada.

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  1. "Citybrazil". Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  2. DER MG
  3. "Aonde fica". Archived from the original on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2015-06-25.