Dracena

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Dracena
Municipality
Flag of Dracena
Flag
Coat of arms of Dracena
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Dracena is located in Brazil
Dracena
Dracena
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°28′57″S 51°31′58″W / 21.48250°S 51.53278°W / -21.48250; -51.53278Coordinates: 21°28′57″S 51°31′58″W / 21.48250°S 51.53278°W / -21.48250; -51.53278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Mesoregion Presidente Prudente
Area
 • Total 488 km2 (188 sq mi)
Elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 45,847
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 17900-000
Area code +55(018)
Website www.dracena.sp.gov.br

Dracena is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 45,847 (2015 est.) in an area of 488 km².[1] The elevation is 421 m.

The municipality contains part of the 7,720 hectares (19,100 acres) Rio do Peixe State Park, created in 2002.[2]

History[edit]

Dracena was founded on December 8, 1945 on the initiative of Irio Spinardi, João Vandramini, Virgílio and Florêncio Fioravanti. It grew rapidly, and became an independent municipality in 1953, when it was separated from Gracianópolis.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate is subtropical, The annual medium temperature is 23.4 °C (74.1 °F), the warmest month is January 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) and the coolest month is July 17.3 °C (63.1 °F). The highest temperature ever registered was 43.1 °C (109.6 °F) and the lowest, −4.1 °C (24.6 °F).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ PES do Rio do Peixe (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-12 
  3. ^ IBGE[permanent dead link], history

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