is a small town
in western Goiás
Mossâmedes is located northwest of the state capital, Goiânia
in the Anicuns Microregion
. It is connected by paved roads with Itaberaí
to the north and Anicuns
to the south. The distance to the state capital is 142 kilometers. Road connections from Goiânia are made by GO-060 / Trindade
/ GO-326 / Anicuns
/ GO-222 / Chopana / GO-326 / Sanclerlândia
Municipal boundaries are with Goiás
, Americano do Brasil
and Buriti de Goiás
The population has decreased by more than 50% since 1980, when it was 12,208. At that time most of the population was rural and did not transfer to the urban area but to other urban centers in the state. From 1991 to 2000 the geometric population growth rate was -4.83.%. In 2007 3,472 inhabitants lived in the urban area and 1,482 lived in the rural area.
The main economic activities are cattle and poultry raising, small-scale farming, services, and government employment. In 2007, there were 3 industrial units and 44 retail units. There was one banking institution represented: Banco Itaú S.A. There were 83,400 head of cattle. The main agricultural products in planted area were rice, bananas, sugarcane, manioc, corn, and hearts of palm. None exceeded 1,000 hectares of planted area.
Health and education
In the health sector there was 1 hospital with 20 beds and 4... Read More