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Santa Rita do Sapucaí

Santa Rita do Sapucaí

Santa Rita do Sapucaí - Known in Brazil as "Valley of Electronics"
In a country famous by its soccer and carnival, there is a lot of space for technology. Brazil, with its rich cultural and natural diversity has large development centers in technology and one of them is located in Santa Rita do Sapucaí.

Santa Rita do Sapucaí is located in the south of Minas Gerais, 400 km from Belo Horizonte, the state capital, 220 km from São Paulo and 370 km from Rio de Janeiro. Its climate is tropical with an average temperature of 21 ° C. The minimum is 4 ° C and the maximum is 35 ° C. During the winter, the temperature changes are large between the time during the day and night. During the summer, the weather is warm enough for the standards of the region.

The city known as "Valley of Electronics" has had your economy modified since the 50’s with investment in technological education. Santa Rita do Sapucaí has just over 40,000 habitants and has one of the highest per capita incoming of Brazilian inner cities, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).

At Santa Rita do Sapucaí it was founded the first School of Electronics of Latin America - Technical School of Electronics "Francisco Moreira da Costa" - ETEFMC, and also the first graduation course in Telecommunications Engineering in Brazil, created in 1965, by the National Institute of Telecommunications - INATEL. The educational culture resulted in the growth of the electronics industry in the city, which now has more than 150 companies operating in the technology market. These facts gave rise to a pole of excellence in electronics and telecommunications, recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its products exported to many countries.

The city attracts visitors not only as a center of technology, but also for tourism and natural attractions. At Santa Rita do Sapucaí there is one of the most famous Carnival celebrations of Minas Gerais and it is a meeting point for paragliding pilots with national and international championships. It also attracts pilgrims and religious tourists who visit St. Rita’s Shrine.
The business hours at Santa Rita do Sapucaí are from 8a.m to noon and 1:30p.m to5:30p.m. Usually, stores do not close for lunch and supermarkets and restaurants close at 10p.m..

More information about the town of Santa Rita do Sapucaí can be found at:

On the map below it is possible to verify the location of Inatel and the Royal Palace Hotel, yet, the nearest restaurants are marked with their abbreviations, which can be viewed on topic 2.


Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações – Inatel

Campus em Santa Rita do Sapucaí - MG - Brasil

Av. João de Camargo, 510 - Centro - 37540-000

Telefone +55 (35) 3471-9200

Whatsapp +55 (35) 99951-8800