Lorena, São Paulo

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Skyline of Lorena
Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Lorena is located in Brazil
Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Coordinates: 22°43′51″S 45°07′29″W / 22.73083°S 45.12472°W / -22.73083; -45.12472Coordinates: 22°43′51″S 45°07′29″W / 22.73083°S 45.12472°W / -22.73083; -45.12472
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Founded 1788
 • Total 414.16 km2 (159.91 sq mi)
Elevation 524 m (1,719 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 87,178
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Literacy rate 94.13%
Human Development Index
 • HDI 0,807
 • Money Income 0,740
 • Longevity 0,761
 • Scholarship 0,921
Postal code 12600-000 to 12614-999
Area code +55-12
Website www.lorena.sp.gov.br

Lorena is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.


Lorena is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 87,178 (2015 est.) in an area of 414.16 km².[2] The elevation is 524 m.

The city was originated when a farm was constructed at the end of the 17th century. It became a parish in 1718, a municipality in 1788 and is a city since 1856. The city is now the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lorena. Its main business areas are industry, services and agro-business. It is also a highlight in region due to its three colleges, including areas from human to exact sciences.

The municipality contains the 281 hectares (690 acres) Lorena National Forest, created in 1934.[3]

Population history[edit]

Year Population
2001 77,990
2004 77,843
2012 82,553
2015 87,178


According to the 2010 IBGE Census, the population was 82,553, of which 80,182 are urban and 2,371 are rural. The average life expectancy for the municipality was 70.64 years. The literacy rate was at 94.13%.


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