José Bonifácio, São Paulo
Location in São Paulo state
|Mesoregion||São José do Rio Preto|
|Microregion||São José do Rio Preto|
|• Total||859.94 km2 (332.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||458 m (1,503 ft)|
|• Density||38/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)|
|Area code||+55 17|
José Bonifácio is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is of 32,763 inhabitants and the area is 859.94 km². The city belongs to the Microregion of São José do Rio Preto.
The history of José Bonifácio begins in 1906. The founder of the city, José Crescencio de Souza, built the first three houses. In 1910, the brothers Manuel, Justino e Carlos Rodrigues de Sant’Anna donated part of their land to the Catholic Church. The first chapel was built in 1913, and the town received the name of Cerradão.
In 1914, the town was elevated to district and in December 23, 1924, became a district of Mirassol, changing its name to the current form. José Bonifácio was officially established as a municipality on December 28, 1926.
The Tertiary sector is the economic basis of Bonifácio. Commerce, services and administration corresponds to 62.3% of the city GDP. Industry is 29.2% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 8.5%.
- "2010 Census of the IBGE - Population - Table 2.1.20" (PDF). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "History of the City". Josebonifacio.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
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