Cachoeira Paulista

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Cachoeira Paulista
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Cachoeira Paulista is located in Brazil
Cachoeira Paulista
Cachoeira Paulista
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°39′54″S 45°0′34″W / 22.66500°S 45.00944°W / -22.66500; -45.00944Coordinates: 22°39′54″S 45°0′34″W / 22.66500°S 45.00944°W / -22.66500; -45.00944
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
 • Total 287.99 km2 (111.19 sq mi)
Elevation 521 m (1,709 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 32,294
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Cachoeira Paulista is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 32,294 (2015 est.) in an area of 287.99 km².[2] The elevation is 521 m.

The Brazilian Decimetric Array radio telescope is situated in Cachoeira Paulista.

The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3]


Inside Canção Nova

Cachoeira Paulista stands out for being the headquarters of the Canção Nova Community (Roman Catholic community) founded by Monsignor Jonas Abib and fellows in 1978.

They have a large structure with two event centers, confession rooms, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, sanctuary of the Father of Mercies, television, radio studios, etc.

"Hosanna, Brazil" is one of many great celebrations held by the Canção Nova Community in mid-December, with church services, lectures and concerts. The city gets it's hotels almost crowded during these periods.

The headquarters of Canção Nova also features a large TV studio where the programs shown by their issuer belonging to the institution are recorded.