São José do Barreiro

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São José do Barreiro
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
São José do Barreiro is located in Brazil
São José do Barreiro
São José do Barreiro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°38′41″S 44°34′40″W / 22.64472°S 44.57778°W / -22.64472; -44.57778Coordinates: 22°38′41″S 44°34′40″W / 22.64472°S 44.57778°W / -22.64472; -44.57778
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Microregion Bananal
Metrop. region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
 • Total 570.69 km2 (220.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,185
 • Density 7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 12510-xxx
Area code +55-16
Website www.saojosedobarreiro.sp.gov.br

São José do Barreiro (São José in Portuguese means Saint Joseph) is a municipality in the eastern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 4,185 (2015 est.) in an area of 570.69 km².[1]


São José do Barreiro is in the microregion of Bananal. Both to the north and south it borders the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[2] The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3] The southern part of the municipality is part of the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Its main industries are cattle and tourism.

Population history[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2003 4,208 —    
2004 4,251 +1.0%
2015 4,185 −1.6%


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