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Pouso Alegre

Pouso Alegre
Full namePouso Alegre
Official namePouso Alegre
StateMinas Gerais
FoundedOctober 19, 1848
MayorAguinaldo Perugini (PT)
Elevation2729.7 ft (832 m)
Total Population127974 (2007)
Density (pop.)235.2/km2 (609.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Pouso Alegre is a city and municipality in southern region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil with a population of 127.974 (2009) of which 97.756 were urban and 9.020 were rural. The literacy rate is 94.2%. The area of the municipality is 541 km2. It lies in the valley of the Sapucaí River.

Cities that form boundaries with Pouso Alegre are: Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Careaçu, São Sebastião da Bela Vista, Estiva, Congonhal,

São João da Mata and Silvianópolis.

The distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte, is 385 km, to São Paulo 202 km, and to Rio de Janeiro 390 km.

The city is 8 km. from the main interstate highway BR-391 (Rodovia Fernão Dias), which connects São Paulo to Belo Horizonte. For location see [

Pouso Alegre is an industrial center with industries in the food sector, textiles, and metallurgy. Many national and multi-national enterprises have their plants here. Their activities include food (Unilever), clothing (Searchco), cars (Usiparts - Johnson Control's - Sumidenso), pharmaceuticals (Uniao Quimica, Sanobiol), glass (Sobral Invicta), and many other small and medium enterprises.

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