Santa Branca

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Santa Branca
Municipality
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Santa Branca is located in Brazil
Santa Branca
Santa Branca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°23′48″S 45°53′2″W / 23.39667°S 45.88389°W / -23.39667; -45.88389Coordinates: 23°23′48″S 45°53′2″W / 23.39667°S 45.88389°W / -23.39667; -45.88389
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Metrop. region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total 272.24 km2 (105.11 sq mi)
Elevation 648 m (2,126 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 14,534
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 12380-000
Area code +55-12
Website www.santabranca.sp.gov.br

Santa Branca is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 14,534 (2015 est.) in an area of 272.24 km².[2] The elevation is 648 m. The Rodovia Governador Carvalho Pinto (SP-070) passes north of Santa Branca.

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]

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