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Ribeirão Preto

Ribeirao Preto
Administration
Full nameRibeirão Preto
Official nameThe Municipality of Ribeirão Preto
Settlement typeMunicipality
MottoBandeirantum Ager
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Government
MayorDárcy Vera (DEM)
Geography
Total Area251.4 sq mi (651.37 km2)
Elevation1791.3 ft (546 m)
Other information
Postal Code14000-000
Area code+55 16

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Ribeirão Preto (-ptʁibejˈɾɐ̃w ˈpɾetu, Black Stream) is a municipality and city in the Northeastern region of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is nicknamed Brazilian California, because of a combination of an economy based on agrobusiness plus high technology, wealth and sunny weather all year long. With 605,114 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is the ninth largest municipality in the state. With a total area of 652.2 km2 (251.8 sq mi), its coordinates are 21° 10’ 42" South latitude and 47° 48’ 24" West longitude; and it is situated 313 km (194 mi) from the city of São Paulo and 706 km (439 mi) from Brasília, the federal capital. Mean altitude is 546.8 meters high (1,794 ft).


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