Novo Horizonte, São Paulo

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Novo Horizonte
Municipality
Coat of arms of Novo Horizonte
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Novo Horizonte is located in Brazil
Novo Horizonte
Novo Horizonte
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Mesoregion São José do Rio Preto
Microregion Novo Horizonte
Government
 • Mayor Toshio Toyota
Area
 • Total 932 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 39,543
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 14960-000
Area code +55 17
Website www.novohorizonte.sp.gov.br
Novo Horizonte, São Paulo
Area
 • Total 931.7 km2 (359.7 sq mi)

Novo Horizonte (Portuguese for "New Horizon") is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 39,543 (2015 est.) in an area of 932 km².[1] Novo Horizonte is the center of a Microregion with 79,222 inhabitants.

History[edit]

In 1906, the district of Novo Horizonte was created. The city was officially established on December 21, 1916, and installed in October 28, 1917.[2]

Economy[edit]

The Tertiary sector is the economic basis of Novo Horizonte. Commerce, services and public administration corresponds to 69.9% of the city GDP. Industry is 21.5% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 8.5%.[3]

The cultivation and processing of sugarcane is relevant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ "History of the City". Novohorizonte.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 15 July 2011.