Pedreira, São Paulo

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Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Pedreira is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°44′31″S 46°54′05″W / 22.74194°S 46.90139°W / -22.74194; -46.90139Coordinates: 22°44′31″S 46°54′05″W / 22.74194°S 46.90139°W / -22.74194; -46.90139
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Campinas
 • Total 108.82 km2 (42.02 sq mi)
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 45,579
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Pedreira (Portuguese for quarry) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Campinas.[1] The population is 45,579 (2015 est.) in an area of 108.82 km².[2] The elevation is 590 m. The town is located 138 km from the capital. It is called "Flor da Porcelana" (Porcelain Flower) because of its porcelain related commerce. Pedreira was founded in 1896. It is linearly distributed on Jaguari River banks. The name of the town comes from the name "Pedro", present in the most male members of the founder's family, Colonel João Pedro de Godoy Moreira. Pedreira offers as main attraction its large porcelain, glasses, wood crafts, aluminium, decoration pieces commerce, with shops especialized in tourist service.