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About Juiz de Fora

Juiz de Fora is a large-sized city with over 600,000 inhabitants located in the “Zona da Mata Mineira”, Southeast of Minas Gerais. The city is known for its quality of life and is reference in sectors such as education, with more than twenty higher education institutions, including the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, and health, with a large network of medical and hospital care with an excellent service. Juiz de Fora is located among the major capitals of the Southeast: Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. So you have several options to get here.


Most of UFJF students live in the city, which allows an intense social life in Juiz de Fora. Entertainment options are widely available for all tastes: theaters, cultural centers, museums, cinemas, restaurants, bars and night clubs.


The altitude of 700 to 900 meters makes the weather in Juiz de Fora usually cooler and rainier than the lower surrounding areas. Juiz de Fora’s climate is classi ed as a humid subtropical climate, with two distinct seasons, one hotter and rainier (October to April) and one cooler and drier (May to September). The average annual temperature is around 19°C (66°F), lowest 3oC (37oF) and highest 36oC (97oF). It is very humid with average humidity of 80%.