Santa Branca

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Santa Branca
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
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Metrop. regionVale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total272.24 km2 (105.11 sq mi)
Elevation
648 m (2,126 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total14,534
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Postal code
12380-000
Area code+55-12
Websitewww.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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  3. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01

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