Amparo, São Paulo

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Amparo
Municipality
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Amparo is located in Brazil
Amparo
Amparo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°42′11″S 46°45′54″W / 22.70306°S 46.76500°W / -22.70306; -46.76500Coordinates: 22°42′11″S 46°45′54″W / 22.70306°S 46.76500°W / -22.70306; -46.76500
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Area
 • Total 445 km2 (172 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 70,280
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Amparo is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo. The population is 70,280 (2015 est.) in an area of 445 km².[1] The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amparo.

The city is part of the "Water-Circuit", a cluster of towns in São Paulo state which are famous for natural fountains and waterwells. The main event there is the Winter Festival, when some stages are set over the main plaza and shows are scheduled for the whole month of July. All kinds of bands are invited to the city, from sertanejo (a Brazilian form of country music) to heavy metal. Ballet and plays are often part of it. Although the event is more directed to the city inhabitants, it's a touristic event.

Amparo is very near (about fifty kilometers) Campinas and 120 kilometers from São Paulo.

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