Presidente Prudente, São Paulo

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Presidente Prudente
The Municipality of
Presidente Prudente
Skyline of Presidente Prudente
Flag of Presidente Prudente
Coat of arms of Presidente Prudente
Coat of arms
Location of Presidente Prudente
Location of Presidente Prudente
Presidente Prudente is located in Brazil
Presidente Prudente
Presidente Prudente
Location of Presidente Prudente
Coordinates: 22°07′32″S 51°23′20″W / 22.12556°S 51.38889°W / -22.12556; -51.38889Coordinates: 22°07′32″S 51°23′20″W / 22.12556°S 51.38889°W / -22.12556; -51.38889
Country Brazil
State São Paulo
 • MayorNelson Roberto Bugalho
 • Total562.8 km2 (217.3 sq mi)
475 m (1,558 ft)
 • Total227,072
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+55 (18)
HDI (2010)0.806 – very high[1]
WebsitePrefecture of Presidente Prudente

Presidente Prudente is a city (município) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has a population of 220,599 inhabitants (IBGE/2014) and area of 562.8 km².[2] The city is named after president Prudente de Morais. Prudente is located 558 km from the city of São Paulo.[3]

Presidente Prudente is considered the sixth best city in the state of São Paulo to live in. Among 5,560 Brazilian cities, it occupies the 29th place for most promising cities to build a career.


Presidente Prudente was founded in 1917.


  • Total Population: 220,599 (IBGE/2014)[2]
  • Literacy rate: 98%
  • Human Development Index: 0.846
  • Regional Population: 806,954 inhabitants.


The city is well known for its hot temperatures in summer, when the heat index sometimes exceeds 40 °C (104 °F, in the months of October through February (from spring to summer). However, cold weather prevails in winter, as -1.8 °C was recorded in 1975 and 0 °C in 2000.


There are 130 schools and 3 universities in Presidente Prudente that together gather over 80 thousand students. It also has integrated colleges like Toledo, SESI and SENAI with more than 110 undergraduate courses.


  • São Paulo State University - UNESP [4]
  • University of western São Paulo - UNOESTE [5]
  • Union of Colleges - UNIESP [6]


  • Toledo Integrated Colleges
  • Uninter
  • Cesumar
  • LFG
  • Damasio


In Presidente Prudente there are over 15 hospitals, a Teaching Hospital, Santa Casa (Sisters of Mercy), 20 establishments of health service, and more than 11 private clinics.

The Teaching Hospital (Hospital Universitário in Portuguese) (HU/HR) was once the largest university hospital in Latin America.[7]


The Tertiary sector is the most relevant for the city, corresponding to 80.94% of Prudente's GDP. The Secondary sector is 18.40% of the GDP and the Primary sector corresponds to 0.65%.[8]

Leisure & Culture[edit]

Entrance of Prudenshopping's Mall

The city of Presidente Prudente has theatres, 13 social clubs, like the Eduardo José Farah's Stadium (with the largest capacity in the interior of Brazil - 45,000 people) and the "Rancho Quarto de Milha" is the largest indoor arena in Latin America.


  • SP-270 Rodovia Raposo Tavares
  • SP-425 Rodovia Assis Chateaubriand
  • SP-501 Rodovia Júlio Budisk

Presidente Prudente has scheduled air connections to and from Presidente Prudente Airport.

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ As 50 melhores cidades do Brasil para viver, segundo a ONU - Revista Exame
  2. ^ a b "Population at "Censo 2010" - IBGE" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 Jul 2011.
  3. ^ "Distances between cities". Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  4. ^ UNESP Presidente Prudente
  5. ^
  6. ^ Archived 2009-12-26 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^[permanent dead link] Externa
  8. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE - Search" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.

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