About Minas Gerais
Minas Gerais is one of the 27 federal units of Brazil and the fourth largest in area - which is 586,528 km ², higher than in metropolitan France - and the second in population. Located in the Southeast Region is bordered to the south and southwest with St. Paul, on the west by Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and northwest with the Federal District to the north and northeast with Bahia, on the east by the Holy Spirit and southeast by the River January. The state's current governor Antonio Anastasia. Linguistically, the name Minas Gerais within sentences is not accompanied by the definite article, as with the states of Goiás, Roraima and Mato Grosso do Sul.