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São José do Rio Preto

Sao Jose do Rio Preto
Administration
Full nameSão José do Rio Preto
Official nameThe Municipality of
São José do Rio Preto
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
MesoregionSão José do Rio Preto
Government
MayorValdomiro Lopes da Silva Junior (PSB)
Geography
Total Area166.5 sq mi (431.30 km2)
Urban Area45.3 sq mi (117.43 km2)
Elevation1604 ft (488.9 m)
Demography
Total Population408258 (2010/IBGE)
Density (pop.)946.53/km2 (2451.5/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)383490
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code15000-000
Area code+55 17

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São José do Rio Preto is a city and municipality (cidade/município) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Is located at the north/northwest portion of the state, 450 km (280 mi) from the city of São Paulo and 700 km (435 mi) from Brasília.

With 408,258 inhabitants (IBGE/2010), is the 12th biggest city of the state and the 52nd biggest in Brazil.

The city was founded in 1852 and its history is closely linked with trade, the provision of services and agriculture. In 1912, the railroad Araraquarense arrived and stopped in the city for 20 years, transforming São José do Rio Preto in the commercial center of the region.

Known as Rio Preto, is the center of a Mesoregion with 1,569,220 inhabitants in 29,387 km2. The Microregion of São José do Rio Preto has a population of 763,534 inhabitants.


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