Porto Ferreira

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Porto Ferreira
Coat of arms of Porto Ferreira
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Porto Ferreira is located in Brazil
Porto Ferreira
Porto Ferreira
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°51′14″S 47°28′44″W / 21.85389°S 47.47889°W / -21.85389; -47.47889Coordinates: 21°51′14″S 47°28′44″W / 21.85389°S 47.47889°W / -21.85389; -47.47889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Mesoregion Campinas
Microregion Pirassununga
 • Mayor Rômulo Rippa (PSD)
 • Total 244.9 km2 (94.6 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 54,761
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 1366-000
Area code (19)

Porto Ferreira is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is situated on the Mojiguaçu River at an altitude of 559 meters. The population is 54,761 (2015 est.) in an area of 244.9 km².[1]


The valley where Porto Ferreira now lies used to be inhabited by Payaguá people. The settlement Porto Ferreira on the Mojiguaçu River was founded in the 1860s, at the place of a ferry. It was named Ferreira after the ferryman João Inácio Ferreira. The settlement grew because of its strategic location on the way to the coffee plantations in the region of Ribeirão Preto. Porto Ferreira was officially established on 9 February 1888, as a part of the municipality Descalvado. It was detached from Descalvado and attached to Pirassununga on 1 October 1892. It became an independent municipality on 29 July 1896.[2]


Data of the Census - 2010 Total population: 58.797

Per capita income: U$$3879,56 (estimative of 2010) Urbanization rate: 96.61% Annual Population Growth rate: 1.86% Number of hospital beds: 45 (per thousand inhabitants - 0,73)

Population that has access:

  • Water supply: 98.5%
  • Sewage: 97.6%
  • Garbage collection: 100%

Source: IBGE


The highest point of the city is the High Mount, with 798 meters. The lowest point is the Island of the Ducks, with 545 meters. In the Railroad station the altitude is of 549.7 meters above sea level.

The municipality holds the 611 hectares (1,510 acres) Porto Ferreira State Park, created in 1987.[3]


annual average

  • Temperature: 23°C annual total
  • Precipitation: 1300-1500 millimeters
  • Predominant wind direction: Southeast


The general city landscape is plain, with small hills, slightly inclined towards the basins of the Moji Guaçu river and its tributaries. To the north, is possible to figure some mountains.

Ways of Communication[edit]

The city is served by two state highways, Rodovia Anhangüera (SP 230), SP 215. There are also the deactivated rails from the former state railroad company, FEPASA.


Four types of soil are found, thus distributed for the area of the city: Yellow Red Latosol (62 km ²), Purple Latosol (74 km ²), Hidromórfico (27 km ²) and Dark Red Latosol (77 km ²).



  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ IBGE, history
  3. ^ Parque Estadual Porto Ferreira completa 50 anos (in Portuguese), Fundação Florestal, 21 November 2012, retrieved 2017-01-22 

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