Mineiros do Tietê
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|Mineiros de Tietê|
Location of the municipality within the state
|• Total||212.44 km2 (82.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||669 m (2,195 ft)|
|• Density||58/km2 (150/sq mi)|
Mineiros do Tietê is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The estimated population in 2004 is 12,407. It is situated in the center of the state of São Paulo, near the following cities: Dois Córregos (9 km), Barra Bonita (13 km), Jaú (18 km), São Manuel (45 km), Torrinha (35 km), Igaraçu do Tietê (15 km), Lençois Paulista (46 km), Pederneiras (45 km) and Bauru (82 km).
The city was founded in 1840, when many tropical convoys left the mining towns of Caldas Novas, Santana do Sapucai and Alfenas with the objective of taking undeveloped lands. The same happened with the neighboring towns of Jaú, Brotas and Dois Córregos. A town was formed in the area, known as the Miners' Barrio. In 1875, after legalizing his properties, Vicente Valério dos Santos donated 4 alqueires of land to the Catholic Church for a diocese, and to build a chapel.
On January 17, 1891, this diocese and chapel were elevated to the status of District of Peace for the town of Dois Córregos.
On August 29, 1898, State Law number 581 was passed, elevating the town to the status of Municipality with the name of Mineiros, and electing a City Council, Mayor and other administrators.