Monte Alto, São Paulo

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Monte Alto
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Monte Alto is located in Brazil
Monte Alto
Monte Alto
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°15′40″S 48°29′47″W / 21.26111°S 48.49639°W / -21.26111; -48.49639Coordinates: 21°15′40″S 48°29′47″W / 21.26111°S 48.49639°W / -21.26111; -48.49639
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
 • Total 347 km2 (134 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 49,456
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Monte Alto (Portuguese for "High Hill") is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil founded on May 15, 1881. The population is 49,456 (2015 est.) in an area of 347 km².[1] The elevation is 735 m. Its motto is (from Latin) Mons Altus Semper Altius (High Hill Always Higher). The sanctuary and mausoleum to the Brazilian popular saint, Menina Izildinha, is located in the city.