Osvaldo Cruz

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Coordinates: 21°47′48″S 50°52′43″W / 21.79667°S 50.87861°W / -21.79667; -50.87861

For the Brazilian epidemiologist, see Oswaldo Cruz. For the neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, see Oswaldo Cruz (Rio de Janeiro).

Osvaldo Cruz is a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The population in 2004 was 30,023 and the area is 248.69 km². The elevation is 485 m. It was founded in 1941 by Max Wirth, a Swiss citizen who immigrated to Brazil searching for new agricultural lands. First named "Nova Califórnia" the small village was created on Guataporanga Farm.