The city of Uberlandia stands in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, 36 miles north of Sao Paulo (via the BR-5 highway) and 35 miles west of Belo Horizonte. This region, between the Paranaíba and Grande rivers is one of the richest farming areas in the country. The city’s name means ‘fertile land’. If you hire a car in Uberlandia you’ll easily be able to tour the surrounding area. The transport links are excellent: Uberlandia accesses eight major highways and a railway, and César Bombonato Airport is just six miles from the city centre. Nearby visitor attractions include Represa do Miranda reservoir and the nature park at El Cerrado.