Álvares Florence

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Álvares Florence
Municipality
Official seal of Álvares Florence
Seal
Location of Álvares Florence
Location of Álvares Florence
Álvares Florence is located in Brazil
Álvares Florence
Álvares Florence
Location of Álvares Florence
Coordinates: 20°19′14″S 49°54′34″W / 20.32056°S 49.90944°W / -20.32056; -49.90944Coordinates: 20°19′14″S 49°54′34″W / 20.32056°S 49.90944°W / -20.32056; -49.90944
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Mesoregion São José do Rio Preto
Government
 • Mayor Alberto César de Caires (DEM)
Area
 • Total 362.9 km2 (140.1 sq mi)
Population (2010/IBGE)
 • Total 3,897
 • Density 10.74/km2 (27.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 15540-000
Area code(s) +55 17
Website Prefecture of Álvares Florence

Álvares Florence is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It has a population of 3,897 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) and an area of 362.9 km².[1]

The city is located on the northwest of the state, 538 km from the city of São Paulo. Álvares Florence belongs to the Microregion of Votuporanga.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Economy[edit]

The Tertiary sector corresponds to 43.88% of the Álvares Florence GDP. Agriculture and livestock is 29.45% of the GDP and the Industry corresponds to 26.67%.[3]

Roads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population at "Censo 2010"" (PDF) (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of the City on the Prefecture's Site". alvaresflorence.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE. Retrieved 14 July 2011.