Bastos

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Coordinates: 21°55′19″S 44°02′00″W / 21.92194°S 44.03333°W / -21.92194; -44.03333

For other uses of "Bastos", see Bastos (disambiguation).

Bastos is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2003 is 21,343 and the area is 170.93 km². The elevation is 445 m. It is also a Portuguese surname.

History[edit]

The name originated from the Municipality of Finance Bastos, Henrique Bastos property. And it was these same lands that the foundation of the city occurred on June 18, 1928, by Senjiro Hatanaka, sent by the Japanese government to look for land to receive the waves of Japanese immigrants.

After cycles of crops such as coffee, cotton, sericulture, from 1957, the council found its economic vocation: the laying poultry. The city has the largest flock of laying hens in the country and thus is the municipality with the highest production of eggs from Brazil, so the self-titling of "capital of the egg." Bastos is also the headquarters of the Brazilian city of the Egg Festival. This festival brings together not only an exhibition of innovations and products used in the poultry industry, as well as concerts and entertainment for the general population and the region of Bastos.

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Census Data - 2000

Total Population : 20,588

  • Urban: 17,040
  • Rural: 3548
  • Males: 10,247
  • Women: 10,341

Population density (inhabitants / km ²): 120.82

Infant mortality by 1 year (per thousand): 8.78

Life expectancy (years): 75.55

Fertility rate (children per woman): 2.06

Literacy Rate : 90.20%

Human Development Index (HDI): 0.798

  • HDI-M Income: 0.693
  • HDI-M Longevity: 0.843
  • HDI-M Education: 0.859

(Source: IPEA DATA)

Ethnic groups[edit]

Source: 2000 census:

Color / Race  %
White 57.4%
Black 2.0%
Pardo 28.6%
Asian 11.4%
Indigenous 0.1%