Leopoldina, Minas Gerais
Cathedral of St. Sebastian.
Location of the municipality in Minas Gerais
|Mesoregion||Zona da Mata|
|Founded||April 27, 1854|
|• Prefect||José Roberto|
|• Total||942.74 km2 (363.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||225 m (738 ft)|
|• Density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRST (UTC−3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRDT (UTC−2)|
Leopoldina was the site of a wave of immigration of Jews, mostly from Eastern Europe, in the 1920s and 1930s, as detailed in a book Jews of Leopoldina, published in 2007 by the Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro. 
The city is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leopoldina.
- "Dateline World Jewry", April 2007, World Jewish Congress
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