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Matias Barbosa is a Brazilian town in the state of Minas Gerais in the Juiz de Fora region, also called Zona da Mata . Situated in the Southeastern part of the state, along the border of the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. The region has a lot of hills, and the heights varies from 100 to 1,900 meters. The most important river is the Paraíba do Sul.

Town estimated population in around 15,000 inhabitants.

The city's name comes from the Portuguese Mr. "Matias Barbosa", on the ages 1700.

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