Monteiro Lobato, São Paulo

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Monteiro Lobato
Municipality
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Monteiro Lobato is located in Brazil
Monteiro Lobato
Monteiro Lobato
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°57′24″S 45°50′23″W / 22.95667°S 45.83972°W / -22.95667; -45.83972Coordinates: 22°57′24″S 45°50′23″W / 22.95667°S 45.83972°W / -22.95667; -45.83972
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total 332.74 km2 (128.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,467
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Monteiro Lobato is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 4,467 (2015 est.) in an area of 332.74 km2 (128.47 sq mi).[2]

The municipality was named in honor of Brazilian writer José Bento Monteiro Lobato, who was born in the nearby city of Taubaté, and had a farm in the area of the municipality.

The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3]

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