Angatuba

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Angatuba
Municipality
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Angatuba is located in Brazil
Angatuba
Angatuba
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°29′25″S 48°24′46″W / 23.49028°S 48.41278°W / -23.49028; -48.41278Coordinates: 23°29′25″S 48°24′46″W / 23.49028°S 48.41278°W / -23.49028; -48.41278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Area
 • Total 1,028 km2 (397 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 24,161
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Angatuba is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. The population is 24,161 (2015 est.) in an area of 1028 km².[1] The highway Rodovia Raposo Tavares passes south of the city.

There is controversy about the meaning of the name Angatuba. It is a Tupi-Guarani word for "house of spirits" or "sweet fruit".[2] Angatuba was founded in 1872, under the name Espírito Santo da Boa Vista. It became a town (vila) and an independent municipality in 1885, when it was separated from Itapetininga. It was elevated to a city (cidade) in 1906. The name was changed to Angatuba in 1908. In 1991 Campina do Monte Alegre was separated from Angatuba.[2]

The municipality contains the 1,394 hectares (3,440 acres) Angatuba Ecological Station, a fully protected conservation unit created in 1985. The ecological station is contained within the Angatuba State Forest.[3] This is a 1,196.21 hectares (2,955.9 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1965.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b IBGE, history
  3. ^ ESEC de Angatuba (ESEC) (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-30 
  4. ^ Angatuba (in Portuguese), Secretaria do Meio Ambiente - Instituto Florestal, retrieved 2016-07-01 

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