is a municipality in the west of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais
. As of 2007 the population was 13,983 in a total area of 200 km². It became a municipality in 1943.
Fronteira is located at an elevation of 458 meters in the west of the area known as the Triângulo Mineiro
, on the Transbrasiliana highway—Br-153. The Rio Grande River, a tributary of the Paraná River
forms its southern boundary. The Marimbondo Dam
and hydroelectric station is on the southern boundary of the municipal area. It belongs to the statistical microregion of Frutal
. Neighboring municipalities are:
The most important economic activities are cattle raising, royalties from the hydroelectric station on the Rio Grande, commerce, and agriculture. The GDP in 2005 was R$ 1,035,952, with R$716,164 from industry; R$102,776 from services; and R$18,221 from agriculture. Fronteira is in the top tier of municipalities in the state with regard to economic and social development. As of 2007 there was one banking agency in the town. There was a well-developed retail infrastructure serving the... Read More