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Lima Duarte is a city and municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It has a population of 15,043 inhabitants (2001) and a total area of 850.4 km². Lying at an elevation of 728 in the foothills of the Mantiqueira Mountains, it was elevated to a city in 1881.

It is 330 km from the state capital, Belo Horizonte, and is part of the Zona da Mata, a region whose economic and cultural center is Juiz de Fora. It is connected with this city by highway BR-267.

Lima Duarte has a state park called Ibitipoca, which is situated in the district of the same name and is 25 km. from the city center.

Average maximum temperature: 28 °C (82 °F); Average minimum temperature: 10 °C (50 °F)

Most of the municipality is drained by the Paraíba do Sul River. The most important river is the Rio do Peixe, a tributary of the Paraibuna.

The name of the city has no connection to the famous Brazilian actor Lima Duarte, but was in homage to Conselheiro José Rodrigues de Lima Duarte, political leader from Barbacena, who in the nineteenth century was Minister of the Navy and a Senator of the Empire.

The city's economy is mainly based on tourism and the dairy industry.

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