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Coordinates: 23°12′16″S 46°9′22″W / 23.20444°S 46.15611°W / -23.20444; -46.15611
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Flag of Igaratá
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Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Igaratá is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°12′16″S 46°9′22″W / 23.20444°S 46.15611°W / -23.20444; -46.15611
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast Brazil
StateSão Paulo
Metropolitan RegionVale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
 • Total292.95 km2 (113.11 sq mi)
745 m (2,444 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total9,583
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)

Igaratá 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.[2] The population is 9,583 (2020 est.) in an area of 292.95 km².[3] The elevation is 745 m. This place name comes from the Tupi language.


Igaratá lies adjacent to the Igaratá reservoir, fed and drained by the Jaguari River. Aquatic sports and fishery are common practice among the locals and tourists.

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.[4]


Igaratá's economy is mainly based on agriculture, because of the fertile lands bordering the Jaguari Dam. Tourism is very important to the local economy, supporting handicraft work from the local people. Cattle are also very important, thanks to the grasslands of the São Paulo Highlands.


In telecommunications, the city was served by Companhia de Telecomunicações do Estado de São Paulo until 1973, when it began to be served by Companhia Telefônica da Borda do Campo. In July 1998, this company was acquired by Telefónica, which adopted the Vivo brand in 2012.[5]

The company is currently an operator of cell phones, fixed lines, internet (fiber optics/4G) and television (satellite and cable).[5]


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  3. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01
  5. ^ a b "Our History - Telefônica RI". Telefônica. Retrieved 2024-05-26.