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Franca

Franca
Administration
Full nameFranca
Official nameFranca
Motto"Gentile Meae Paulistae Fidelis" (Latin)
"Faithful to my herd of São Paulo"
CountryBR Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Government
MayorSidnei Franco da Rocha (PSDB)
Geography
Total Area234.4 sq mi (607.333 km2)
Metro Area1327.8 sq mi (3439.78 km2)
Elevation3412.1 ft (1040 m)
Demography
Total Population327176 (2008)
Density (pop.)538.70/km2 (1395.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)471383
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2006)0.820 high

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Franca is a large city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, located at 20º32'19"S; 47º24'03'W at 1040 m altitude. Estimated population in 2008 was 327,176 inhabitants. Franca is the municipal seat of Franca municipality.


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