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Tres Pontas

Três Pontas is municipality located in southern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It's a city with about all streets of urban zone paved and services of water and sewage to all people. The municipality has about 54 thousand inhabitants and a population density of 78,12hab/km². The road MG-167 is the only paved road that passes through the city, but the Rodovia Fernão Dias (BR-381), is less than 50 km from the city centre passing through Varginha.The municipality don't have a rugged relief (the average level is 900m), only three areas in which the altitude reaches 1100m above sea level. One of them is the Serra de Três Pontas (Three Tips Mountain), place very famous in the region because of its peculiar shape and natural beauty. The streams Araras and Espera are the main water courses that pass through the municipality, and they flow into the Furnas Dam. The rivers Verde and Sapucaí pass on the south boundary and flow into Furnas Dam too. The Municipality is located on the basin of the Grande River.The suave climate favors the grows of coffee, the main economic wealth of the city (known as one of the largest producers of coffee in Brazil).EtymologyThe city name has origin on peculiar shape of the mountain near the city, that was utilized as a reference point by ancient travelers and by the runaway slaves. This slaves have formed near the mountain, the Quilombo do Cascalho that was destroyed some time later.
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