Pouso Alegre is a city and municipality in southern region of Minas Gerais state, The literacy rate is 94.2%. The area of the municipality is 541 square kilometer. It lies in the valley of the Sapucai River. The city is 8 km. from the main interstate highway BR-391 (Rodovia Fernao Dias), which connects Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte. For location see The distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte, is 385 km, to Sao Paulo 202 km, and to Rio de Janeiro 390 km.