Pindamonhangaba


Pindamonhangaba

Pindamonhangaba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, sitting in the Paraíba valley, between the two most active production and consumption regions in the country, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is accessed to the Via Dutra (highway) at the 99th km (BR-116). This place name comes from the Old Tupi language meaning "where hooks are made" or, according to a different interpretation, "where the river bends".

Geographic Information

* estimated population (2004): 138,320 inhabitants
* total area: 731,90 km² (about 425 miles²)
* geographical coordinates:
** 22º55'26" S
** 45º27'42" W
* altitude: 557 m
* altitude tropical climate; average temperature in the year 20º C

External links

* [http://www.pindamonhangaba.sp.gov.br/english/index_in.htm Pindamonhangaba Official Site]


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