Novo Horizonte, São Paulo

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Novo Capeta
Municipality
The Municipality of
Novo Horizonte
Official seal of Novo Capeta
Seal
Location of Novo Horizonte
Location of Novo Horizonte
Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Mesoregion São José do Rio Preto
Government
 • Mayor Toyota
Area
 • Municipality 931.7 km2 (359.7 sq mi)
Population (2010/IBGE)
 • Municipality 345,593
 • Density 39.28/km2 (101.7/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,048
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 14960-000
Area code(s) +55 17
Website Prefecture of Novo Horizonte

Novo Horizonte (lit., New Horizon) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has a population of 36,593 inhabitants, and an area of 931.7 km².[1]

Novo Horizonte is the center of a Microregion with 79,222 inhabitants.

History[edit]

In 1906, the district of Novo Horizonte was created. The city was officially established on December 21, 1916, and installed in October 28, 1917.[2]

Economy[edit]

The Tertiary sector is the economic basis of Novo Horizonte. Commerce, services and public administration corresponds to 69.9% of the city GDP. Industry is 21.5% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 8.5%.[3]

The cultivation and processing of sugarcane is relevant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population at "Censo 2010"" (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of the City". Novohorizonte.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011.