Bernardino de Campos
|Bernardino de Campos|
The old train station, now the town hall
Location in São Paulo state
|• Total||244.2 km2 (94.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||695 m (2,280 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)|
Bernardino de Campos became a municipality on 9 October 1923 by State Law No. 1929, introduced on 22 December of the same year. Until 1886 it was a small village called Douradão, then it took the name of Figueira, and subsequently it was renamed as Peace district (Portuguese: distrito da Paz), and, finally, Bernardino de Campos, in honour of the President of the State of São Paulo of that time (Bernardino Dágola). With the arrival of the Sorocabana railroad in 1907, gradually it developed its economy, which is based on agriculture, especially coffee, cotton, sugarcane, maize, and soya beans plantations, and also agribusiness, and dairy and beef cattles.
Bernardino de Campos Anthem
Bernardino de Campos is located at an altitude of 695 metres (2,280 ft), in the interior part of the State of São Paulo, 330 kilometres (210 mi) away from the capital, and it is surrounded by the Paranapanema and Pardo rivers. Its population was 11,777 inhabitants in 2010 census.
- Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística[permanent dead link]
- Anthem of the Municipality of Bernardino de Campos (in Portuguese) at Wikisource.
- "Censo Populacional 2010" [Population Census 2010]. Censo Populacional 2010 (in Portuguese). IBGE. 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20.