Votorantim

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Votorantim
Município de Votorantim
Municipality
Flag of Votorantim
Flag
Official seal of Votorantim
Seal
Location of Votorantim in São Paulo
Location of Votorantim in São Paulo
Votorantim is located in Brazil
Votorantim
Votorantim
Location of Votorantim in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°32′49″S 47°26′16″W / 23.54694°S 47.43778°W / -23.54694; -47.43778Coordinates: 23°32′49″S 47°26′16″W / 23.54694°S 47.43778°W / -23.54694; -47.43778
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Sorocaba
Founded March 27, 1965
Government
 • Mayor Erinaldo Alves da Silva (PSDB, 2013–2016)
Area
 • Total 183.52 km2 (70.86 sq mi)
Elevation 557 m (1,827 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 117,794
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Votorantinense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Website votorantim.sp.gov.br

Votorantim (Portuguese pronunciation: [votoɾɐ̃ˈtʃĩ]) is a city located at the southwest of São Paulo State in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba.[1] The population is 117,794 (2015 est.).[2] The city is located about 100 km (62 mi) away from the capital of the state. It has 147 km2 (57 sq mi) of rural area, 30 km2 (12 sq mi) of urban area and a total area of 183.52 km2 (70.86 sq mi).[3]

Geography[edit]

It is located in a mountainous region and it has an average altitude of 557 m (1,827 ft). The city has a tropical weather and annual average temperature is 20 degrees. It makes borders with the cities of Sorocaba, Piedade, Ibiúna, Salto de Pirapora and Alumínio. It is one of the main industrial areas of the State[citation needed], with important access ways to highways such as Castello Branco (SP-280), Raposo Tavares (SP-270), João Leme dos Santos (SP-264) and SP-79 which binds the city to the south coast of the State.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is also the self-proclaimed Brazilian Capital of Cement. Much of the cement used in Brazil comes from the Votorantim brand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar nº 1.241, de 8 de maio de 2014 at the Wayback Machine (archived 18 October 2014)
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  3. ^ "Votorantim" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 

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