Ituverava

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Ituverava
Municipality
Flag of Ituverava
Flag
Coat of arms of Ituverava
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Ituverava is located in Brazil
Ituverava
Ituverava
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°30′22″S 47°46′50″W / 20.50611°S 47.78056°W / -20.50611; -47.78056Coordinates: 20°30′22″S 47°46′50″W / 20.50611°S 47.78056°W / -20.50611; -47.78056
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Area
 • Total 705 km2 (272 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 40,994
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Ituverava is a city located in the São Paulo state, in Brazil. The population is 40,994 (2015 est.) in an area of 705 km².[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located in the north region of São Paulo state, with an altitude of 605 meters.

Economy[edit]

The economy is predominantly agricultural, based on the cultivation of soybeans, corn, cotton and sugar cane. It has a strong trade and advanced service sector.

History[edit]

The town was founded in the beginning of the 19th century, and grew around a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Nossa Senhora do Carmo). In 1847 it became a district of the municipality Franca, under the name Carmo de Franca. It became an independent municipality in 1885. In 1899 the name was changed to Ituverava, which is Tupi–Guarani for "shining waterfall".[2]

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