Square in the city center
Location in São Paulo state
|Founded||December 12, 1878|
|• Total||190.39 km2 (73.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||590 m (1,940 ft)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|HDI (2000)||0.767 – medium|
Cesário Lange is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba, and the statistical mesoregion of Itapetininga and microregion Tatuí. The population is 17,163 (2015 est.) in an area of 190.39 km².
The municipality was founded in December 12, 1878 by João Mendes de Almeida, according to Law No. 29/64. It was assigned town category under Law No. 5285 of February 18, 1959, implemented January 1, 1960. Its political emancipation was made under Law No. 28 of August 19, 1966. The town was named in honor of Cesario Lange Adrien, its first teacher. Almeida built the first chapel in the city, dedicated to Santa Cruz, which was subsequently enlarged into a church.
- SP-280: Rodovia Presidente Castelo Branco.
- SP-143: Cesário Lange / Pereiras - Rodovia Marechal Rondon.
- SP-141: Cesário Lange / Porangaba.
- SP-127: Cesário Lange / Tatuí.
- Highway Otávio Pilon: Vicinal Cesário Lange / Cerquilho - Rodovia do Açúcar.
Economy and religion
In the city of Cesário Lange, is the Associação Torre de Vigia de Bíblias e Tratados (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Association), the Brazilian headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses religious group. That site is organized the work of the Witnesses in the country and print millions of Bible literature that are sent to all the Portuguese-speaking world, including Portugal.
- Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar nº 1.241, de 8 de maio de 2014 at the Wayback Machine (archived 18 October 2014)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2015-01-28. (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2015-01-27.
- "IBGE - Cidades - São Paulo - Cesário Lange". ibge.gov.br.
- "A origem da Igreja de Santa Cruz e da Vila de Passa Três". Prefeitura Municipal de Cesário Lange - SP.
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