Location in São Paulo state
|Metropolitan Region||Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte|
|• Total||287.99 km2 (111.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||521 m (1,709 ft)|
|• 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. The population is 32,294 (2015 est.) in an area of 287.99 km². The elevation is 521 m.
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.
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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.
- Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
- Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
- Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01
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