Fernandópolis

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Fernandópolis
Municipality
The Municipality of
Fernandópolis
Flag of Fernandópolis
Flag
Official seal of Fernandópolis
Seal
Location of Fernandopolis
Location of Fernandopolis
Coordinates: 20°17′02″S 50°14′47″W / 20.28389°S 50.24639°W / -20.28389; -50.24639Coordinates: 20°17′02″S 50°14′47″W / 20.28389°S 50.24639°W / -20.28389; -50.24639
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Mesoregion São José do Rio Preto
Government
 • Mayor Ana Maria Matoso Bim
Area
 • Total 550 km2 (210 sq mi)
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Population (2010/IBGE)
 • Total 59,696
 • Density 117.62/km2 (304.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 15600-000
Area code(s) +55 17
Website Fernandópolis, São Paulo

Fernandópolis is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has 64.696 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) and is located 555 km from the city of São Paulo.[1]

Fernandópolis is the center of a Microregion with 104,623 inhabitants and area of 2,811.7 km².[2]

History[edit]

The beginning of the city has relation with the cattle creation in the region and the opening of a "cow road" (Estrada Boiadeira) in the beginning of the 20th century. The coffee production in the region begins in 1917.

In November 30, 1944, the district was established and in January 1, 1945 the municipality of Fernandópolis was officially established with the emancipation from Tanabi.[3]

Geography[edit]

Fernandópolis is located on the northwest of São Paulo state, 555 km from the city of São Paulo.

Economy[edit]

The Tertiary sector is the economic basis of Fernandópolis. Commerce, services and public administration corresponds to 69.6% of the city GDP. Industry is 26.7% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 3.6%.[4]

Culture[edit]

The city hosts an annual Expo, the Exposição de Fernandópolis, with Rodeo and other leisure options.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Indicators[edit]

  • Population: 64.696 (IBGE/2010)
  • Area: 550.0 km² (166.5 sq mi)
  • Population density: 117.62/km² (2,451.5/sq mi)
  • Urbanization: 96.9% (2010)

All indicators are from SEADE[4] and IBGE[1]

Sports[edit]

The city has a professional football team, the Fernandópolis Futebol Clube.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population at "Censo 2010"" (PDF) (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 8 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census of the IBGE - Synopsis - Tables 761 and 1301" (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "History of the city on the Prefecture's site" (in Portuguese). Fernandopolis.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Expo de Fernandópolis". Retrieved 8 July 2011.