Osvaldo Cruz

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Osvaldo Cruz
Municipality
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Osvaldo Cruz is located in Brazil
Osvaldo Cruz
Osvaldo Cruz
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°47′48″S 50°52′43″W / 21.79667°S 50.87861°W / -21.79667; -50.87861Coordinates: 21°47′48″S 50°52′43″W / 21.79667°S 50.87861°W / -21.79667; -50.87861
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast Region
StateSão Paulo
Area
 • Total248 km2 (96 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total32,475
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneBRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Osvaldo Cruz is a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The population is 32,475 (2015 est.) in an area of 248 km².[1] The elevation is 485 m. It was founded in 1941 by Max Wirth, a Swiss citizen who immigrated to Brazil searching for new agricultural lands. First named "Nova Califórnia" the small village was created on Guataporanga Farm.

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