Palmeiras de Goiás
is a small city
in southestern Goiás
Palmeiras de Goiás is located in the statistical micro-region of Vale do Rio dos Bois
at a distance of 88 kilometers from the state capital, Goiânia
. It is 26 kilometers from Cezarina
and the important BR-060 highway. Connections with Goiânia
are made by GO-060 / Trindade
/ GO-050 / Campestre de Goiás
/ GO-156.Neighboring municipalities are:
In January 2005 the Mayor was Ernani Lopes. There were 9 members on the city council and 16,133 eligible voters in December 2007.
In 2007 the population density was 13.77 inhab/km². In 2007 there were 16,763 people living in the urban area and 4,436 people living in the rural area. The population has decreased by about 3,000 people since 1980.
The main economic activity is cattle raising. The cultivated area is approximately 1,500 km². The main products grown are corn, rice, cotton, soybeans, beans, tomato, oranges, and guava. There are some small industries producing cotton byproducts, clothing, and furniture. In 2007 there were 38 industrial units and 206 commercial units. There was 1 meat-packing plant—Indústria e Comércio de Carnes Minerva Ltda.--and 1 dairy—Coop. Agropecuária Mista de Palmeiras Ltda. There were 3... Read More