Itapeva, São Paulo

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Itapeva
Municipality
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Itapeva is located in Brazil
Itapeva
Itapeva
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°58′56″S 48°52′32″W / 23.98222°S 48.87556°W / -23.98222; -48.87556Coordinates: 23°58′56″S 48°52′32″W / 23.98222°S 48.87556°W / -23.98222; -48.87556
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Area
 • Total 1,826.26 km2 (705.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 92,710
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Itapeva is a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 92,710 (2015 est.) in an area of 1826.26 km².[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded as a village in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1769 the municipality was created, by separating it from Sorocaba. Named Itapeva da Faxina until 1910 and Faxina until 1938. In Tupi language, Itapeva means “flat stone”.

Founder: Antônio Furquim Pedroso.

In Itapeva is located the Wall of the Slaves, which is a tourist point, in addition to the Vila Isabel Station, the Pilão D’Agua and the Dr. Pinheiro Promenade.

Geography[edit]

Itapeva is located at an elevation of 684 meters.

HDI[edit]

HDI (HDI-M): 0,745 (Fonte: IPEADATA)

Hidrography[edit]

Highways[edit]

Districts[edit]

Itapeva has three districts

  • Guarizinho
  • Alto da Brancal
  • Areia Branca

Climate[edit]

The coldest month is June (mean temperature 15.1 °C, 59°F), and the hottest is January (mean 22.7 °C, 73 °F). Rainfall averages 1254 mm.

Governance[edit]

  • Mayor: Luiz Antônio Hussne Cavani (PSDB) (2009/2012)

Higher education[edit]

  • Faculdade Metodista do Sul Paulista
  • FAIT
  • UNESP - São Paulo State University
  • UNIGRAN NET
  • FATEC Internacional
  • FACINTER

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