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Juiz de Fo•raˈʒwiz də ˈfɔr ə(n.)

  1. a city in SE Brazil, N of Rio de Janeiro. 299,432.

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  1. Juiz de Fora

    Juiz de Fora, also known as J.F., is a city in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, located close to the state border with Rio de Janeiro. According to 2006 estimates the current population is about 509,125 inhabitants. The geographical area of the municipality is 1,437 km². The city's location was determinant for its economic and demographic development, for it is placed between the three most important financial and economic metropolises of southeast Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo. Major highways connect Juiz de Fora with these three metropolitan areas, the most important -and crucial for the city's recent growth- being the BR 040, which connects Brasília, Belo Horizonte, and Rio de Janeiro. Running throughout the city, the Paraibuna river is a major tributary of the Paraíba do Sul river, in which basin lies the core of Brazilian heavy and high-technology industries.

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