Osvaldo Cruz

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For the Brazilian epidemiologist, see Oswaldo Cruz. For the neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, see Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro.
Osvaldo Cruz
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
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
 • Total 248 km2 (96 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 32,475
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/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.