Viçosa, Minas Gerais

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Município de Viçosa
Federal University of Viçosa - Main Building
Flag of Viçosa
Official seal of Viçosa
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
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
 • Prefeito Ângelo Chequer (PSDB)
 • 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 [1]

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 president of the Republic Arthur da Silva Bernardes, who was born in Viçosa. It also possesses other private higher education institutions, emphasizing the educational character of the city. It is a city that attracts many people from Brazil and other countries due to scientific and academic events that take place around the university, totaling approximately 500 annual events.