Pirassununga

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Pirassununga
Municipality
Pirassununga View
Pirassununga View
Nickname(s): Cidade Simpatia (City Sympathy) and Pira
Location in the state of São Paulo
Location in the state of São Paulo
Country  Brazil
Founded Agust 6, 1823
Government
 • Mayor Cristina Aparecida Batista (PDT (2013–2016))
Area
 • Total 726,942 km2 (280,674 sq mi)
Elevation 627 m (2,057 ft)
Population (2010) 70,138
Demonym Pirassununguensse
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)
Postal Code (CEP) 13630-000
Area code(s) (+55) 19
Website [1]

Coordinates: 21°59′46″S 47°25′33″W / 21.99611°S 47.42583°W / -21.99611; -47.42583 Pirassununga is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, with an altitude of 627 meters. Its population is 70,138 inhabitants, according to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. It has an area of 727 km². This place name comes from the Tupi language.

In the city, are located the following institutions: the Brazilian Air Force Academy, where are trained officers of infantry boards, superintendents and aviation, all career and future officers of the Brazilian Air Force; the University of São Paulo, with the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering; Fort Anhanguera, home to the 13th Mechanized Cavalry Regiment of the Brazilian Army; the National Center for Research and Conservation of Fish Continental on the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation; one Unit of Research and Development (formerly River Fish Laboratory Doctor Pedro de Azevedo), Pole Centre East of Agribusiness Technology Paulista Agency of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo; Waterfall District Emas, important tourist corner of the State of São Paulo, where there are restaurants specializing in cooking with fish, attracting thousands of tourists on weekends and holidays and the Department of Highways of the State of São Paulo.

Events[edit]

  • FEST Show (August)
  • Nenete Week of hinterland Music (July)
  • Air Sunday AFA (August) - the largest aviation event in the state of São Paulo
  • Christmas week
  • Fenacema - Party Spawning, in the district of Waterfall Emas (December)
  • Fest'Itália (September)
  • Pira RPG - RPG Regional Meeting of Pirassununga (September)
  • Meeting of Anhanguera Old Military Vehicles (September)