Natividade da Serra

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Natividade da Serra
Municipality
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Natividade da Serra is located in Brazil
Natividade da Serra
Natividade da Serra
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°22′32″S 45°26′31″W / 23.37556°S 45.44194°W / -23.37556; -45.44194Coordinates: 23°22′32″S 45°26′31″W / 23.37556°S 45.44194°W / -23.37556; -45.44194
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Metrop. region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total 833.37 km2 (321.77 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 6,786
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 12180-xxx
Area code +55-12
Website www.natividadedaserra.sp.gov.br

Natividade da Serra (meaning "the nativity of the mountain") 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 6,786 (2015 est.) in an area of 833.37 km².[2] The elevation is 720 m. The southern part is heavily forested and mountainous and there are few roads and tracks into the mountain. The hills and some mountains with farmlands dominate the rest 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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