Get to know Juiz de Fora

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Located in the Zona da Mata Mineira, Juiz de Fora is one of the pioneer industrial centers in Minas Gerais, where the country's first road was built and the first large hydroelectric power plant in South America.

The municipality has as main economic sectors the services and the industry, emphasizing the manufacture of foods and beverages, textile products, articles of clothing, furniture, metallurgy, assembly of vehicles and others. According to the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Juiz de Fora is among the 100 Brazilian cities with the best conditions for investments. With about 570 thousand inhabitants, it is a reference in health and education - there are more than ten institutions of higher education, among them the Federal University of Juiz de Fora.

Juiz de Fora has an efficient urban transportation system and is also one of the safest cities in Brazil, characteristics that act as support for its vocation for business tourism. Industrial, cultural and service pole, has an excellent GDP per capita, high life expectancy and is considered one of the best municipalities to work.