Barretos

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Barretos
Municipality
The Municipality of
Barretos
Flag of Barretos
Flag
Official seal of Barretos
Seal
Location of Barretos
Location of Barretos
Coordinates: 20°33′26″S 48°34′04″W / 20.55722°S 48.56778°W / -20.55722; -48.56778Coordinates: 20°33′26″S 48°34′04″W / 20.55722°S 48.56778°W / -20.55722; -48.56778
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Mesoregion Ribeirão Preto
Founded 1854
Government
 • Mayor Guilherme Avilla
Area
 • Municipality 1,565.611 km2 (604.486 sq mi)
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (2010/IBGE)
 • Municipality 112,101
 • Density 71.6/km2 (185/sq mi)
 • Urban 108,686
Demonym Barretesi
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 14780-000
Area code(s) (+55) 17
Website http://www.barretos.sp.gov.br/ (Portuguese)

Barretos is a municipality in the northern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has approximately 112,101 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) and an area of 1565.6 km².[1] Barretos belongs to the Mesoregion of Ribeirão Preto.

Neighborhood in Barretos at Avenida 31 and Rua 24

History[edit]

The city was founded on August 25, 1854. The first chapel was built in 1856, where today lies the "Praça Francisco Barreto". In January 8, 1897, Barretos was officially established as a municipality.[2]

Economy[edit]

The Tertiary sector of the city is the most relevant, with 72.09% of the city GDP. Industry is 21.64% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 6.28%.[3]

Culture[edit]

Barretos hosts annually the most famous rodeo festival in the country, the Festa do Peão de Barretos. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Barretos.

Transportation[edit]

  • SP-326 Rodovia Brigadeiro Faria Lima
  • SP-425 Rodovia Assis Chateaubriand

Barretos is served by Chafei Amsei Airport.

Sports[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population at "Censo 2010"" (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 27 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of the City on the Prefecture Site". Barretos.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 27 July 2011.