Cunha, São Paulo


Cunha, São Paulo
Statistics
State: São Paulo
Microrregions: N/A
Founded: 1785
Area: 1,407.1 km²
Population: 22,889 (2004)
Ranked 223rd
Population density: 16.21/km²
Elevation: 950 m
Postal code: 12530-xxx
Area/distance code: (00)55-12
Website: www.cunha.sp.gov.br
Population Statistics
Urban: 11,134 or 48.22%
Rural: 11,926 or 51.69%

Coordinates: 23°04′31″S 44°57′28″W / 23.075152°S 44.957879°W / -23.075152; -44.957879 Cunha is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2003 is 22,975, its density is 16.33/km² and the area is 1,407 km². The first inhabitants arrived in the beginning of the 18th century. The municipality was founded in 1785, it was elevated to a city in 1858. Since 1975 Cunha has become an important center of stoneware ceramics, with 5 Noborigama wood fired kilns and 16 ceramics studios in all. The city is visited for ceramics, a pleasant climate, natural parks and gastronomy.

Population history

Year Population Change Density
2001 23,090 - 16.41/km²
2003 22,975 - 16.33/km²
2004 22,889 - 16.27/km²

Demographics

According to the 2000 IBGE Census, the population was 23,090, of which 11,134 or 48.22% are urban and 11,936 or (51.69%) are rural. Its life expectancy for the city was 71.69 years. The fertility rate was at 2.41.

External links

Northwest: Guaratinguetá North: Lorena and Silveiras Northeast: Areias
West: Lagoinha Cunha East: São José do Barreiro and Parati, RJ
Southwest: São Luís do Paraitinga South: Ubatuba Southeast: Parati, RJ

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