Governador Valadares (gŏvərnədōrˈ vələħäˈrəs) [key], city (1996 pop. 231,077), Minas Gerais state, SE Brazil, on the Doce River. Beans, rice, sugarcane, and coffee are raised, and cattle are bred. Food processing, lumbering, and the mining of mica and beryl are also important industries.
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