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Encyclopedia > Vale do Aço

Vale do Aço means steel valley in Portuguese. This region is also known as "a Região de Siderurgia" (the Region of ironcasting), which holds a great number of iron and steel processing companies along the course of the Rio Doce. It is located east of the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, Sete Lagoas and Contagem. Portuguese (português) is a Romance language predominantly spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor. ... Belo Horizonte (a Portuguese name meaning beautiful horizon) is among the most important cities in Brazil. ... Sete Lagoas (meaning Seven Lakes in Portuguese) is a town in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. ... Contagem is a city in the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. ...


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