Pirassununga is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, with an altitude of 627 meters. The population is 74,587 (2015 est.) in an area of 727 km².
Cachaça Barrels in Pirassununga
The following institutions are located in the city: the Brazilian Air Force Academy, where are trained officers of infantry boards, superintendents and aviation, all career and future officers of the Brazilian Air Force; the University of São Paulo, with the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering; Fort Anhanguera, home to the 13th Mechanized Cavalry Regiment of the Brazilian Army; the National Center for Research and Conservation of Fish Continental on the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation; one Unit of Research and Development (formerly River Fish Laboratory Doctor Pedro de Azevedo), Pole Centre East of Agribusiness Technology Paulista Agency of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo; Waterfall District Emas, important tourist corner of the State of São Paulo, where there are restaurants specializing in cooking with fish, attracting thousands of tourists on weekends and holidays and the Department of Highways of the State of São Paulo.