Location of Álvares Florence
|Mesoregion||São José do Rio Preto|
|• Mayor||Alberto César de Caires (DEM)|
|• Total||362.9 km2 (140.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||10.74/km2 (27.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||+55 17|
|Website||Prefecture of Álvares Florence|
At the end of the 19th century, Joaquim Pedro da Silva built the first residence on the region. With the time a village appeared, being named São João Batista do Marinheiro.
In 1926, the village was elevated to district of Tanabi, with the name of Vila Monteiro, and in November 30, 1944, the name changed to Igapira, being a district of the newly created city of Votuporanga.
The city was officially established as a municipality on December 24, 1948, changing its name to the current form. On April 10, 1949, the municipal chamber was installed.