Américo Brasiliense

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Américo Brasiliense
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Américo Brasiliense is located in Brazil
Américo Brasiliense
Américo Brasiliense
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°44′10″S 48°6′41″W / 21.73611°S 48.11139°W / -21.73611; -48.11139Coordinates: 21°44′10″S 48°6′41″W / 21.73611°S 48.11139°W / -21.73611; -48.11139
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
 • Total 123 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 38,202
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Américo Brasiliense is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. The population is 38,202 (2015 est.) in an area of 123 km².[1]

This city is also known as Cidade Doçura ("sweetness city"), because its perimeter is surrounded by sugar cane plantations, which form the basis for its economy. This is supported by cheap labor from emigrants from northeastern states, mainly from Bahia.