São José do Barreiro

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State: São Paulo
Microrregions: Bananal
Founded: 1953
Area: 571 km²
Population: 4,251 (2004)
Ranked 504th
Population density: 7.44/km²
Postal code: 12510-xxx
Area/distance code: (00)55-16
Website: www.saojosedobarreiro.sp.gov.br

Coordinates: 22°38′41″S 44°34′40″W / 22.644640°S 44.577831°W / -22.644640; -44.577831 São José do Barreiro (São José in Portuguese means Saint Joseph) is a municipality in the microrregion of Bananal in the eastern part of the state of São Paulo in Brazil bordering with state of Rio de Janeiro to the north and south. The population in 2004 was 4,251, the density was 7.37/km² and the area is 571 km². A part of the municipality includes the Serra da Bocaina National Park which is mainly located to the south and is located near the Serra da Bocaina ranges.

Its main industries are cattle and tourism, with some businesses in the area. The city is located in the central of the works of Petrobras.

Population history[edit]

Year Population Change Density
2003 4,208 - 7.37/km²
2004 4,251 - 7.44/km²

Hotels and inns[edit]

Pousada da Terra - http://www.pdterra.com.br/home_.html

External links[edit]

Northwest: Areias North: Resende, RJ
West: Areias and Cunha São José do Barreiro East: Arapeí and Bananal
Southwest: Cunha South: Angra dos Reis and Parati