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[mee-nuh s zhi-rahys] /ˈmi nəs ʒɪˈraɪs/

a state in E Brazil. 224,701 sq. mi. (581,975 sq. km).
Capital: Belo Horizonte.
/Portuguese ˈminaʒ ʒəˈraiʒ/
an inland state of E Brazil: situated on the high plateau of the Brazilian Highlands; large reserves of iron ore and manganese. Capital: Belo Horizonte. Pop: 18 343 517 (2002). Area: 587 172 sq km (226 707 sq miles)


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