Location in São Paulo state
|Mesoregion||São José do Rio Preto|
|Microregion||São José do Rio Preto|
|• Total||149.9 km2 (57.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)|
|Area code||+55 17|
Bálsamo (Portuguese for "balsam") is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 8,773 (2015 est.) in an area of 149.9 km². The municipality belongs to the Mesoregion and Microregion of São José do Rio Preto.
According to the 2000 IBGE Census, the population was 7,632, of which 6,338 are urban and 1,002 are rural. The average life expectancy was 73.28 years. The literacy rate was at 89.12%.
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