Viçosa, Minas Gerais

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Viçosa
Municipality
Município de Viçosa
Federal University of Viçosa - Main Building
Flag of Viçosa
Flag
Official seal of Viçosa
Seal
Nickname(s): College Town
Location of Viçosa in the state of Minas Gerais
Location of Viçosa in the state of Minas Gerais
Viçosa is located in Brazil
Viçosa
Viçosa
Location of Viçosa in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°45′14″S 42°52′55″W / 20.75389°S 42.88194°W / -20.75389; -42.88194Coordinates: 20°45′14″S 42°52′55″W / 20.75389°S 42.88194°W / -20.75389; -42.88194
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais
Government
 • Prefeito Ângelo Chequer (PSDB)
Area
 • Total 299.397 km2 (115.598 sq mi)
Elevation 648 m (2,126 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 77,863
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website [2]

Viçosa is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. Its population in July 2016 was estimated at 77 863 inhabitants. 

It is a city essentially oriented to education, with emphasis on the Federal University of Viçosa, founded in 1926 by the then president of the Republic Arthur da Silva Bernardes , born in Viçosa. It also counts with other private higher education institutions, emphasizing even more the educational character of the city. It is a city that attracts several people from Brazil and other countries due to scientific and academic events that take place around the university, totaling approximately 500 annual events. Its population is composed mostly by young people, which gives a dynamic to the city, in addition to the large number of parties that take place during the week. [1]

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