High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Prata is a Brazilian municipality located in the west of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2008 was 26,573 living in a total area of 4,856 km . The city belongs to the statistical mesoregion of Triangulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaiba and to the statistical microregion of Uberlandia. It became a municipality in 1873. Prata is located at an elevation of 631 meters in the rich region known as the Triangulo Mineiro. It is southwest of Uberlandia and northwest of Uberabaand is connected to Uberlandia by federal highway BR-497. The distance to Uberlandia is 74 km; and the distance to Belo Horizonte is 640 km. Neighboring municipalities are: Monte Alegre de Minas(N); Ituiutaba, Campina Verde (W); Comendador Gomes, Campo Florido (S); Uberlandia and Verissimo (E). The main economic activities are services, agriculture, and small industries.