Bananal, São Paulo

Bananal is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[3] The population is 10,775 (2015 est.) in an area of 616.43 km2 (238.00 sq mi).[1]

Flag of Bananal
Official seal of Bananal
Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
Bananal is located in Brazil
Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
Coordinates: 22°41′02″S 44°19′25″W / 22.68389°S 44.32361°W / -22.68389; -44.32361Coordinates: 22°41′02″S 44°19′25″W / 22.68389°S 44.32361°W / -22.68389; -44.32361
StateSão Paulo
Metropolitan RegionVale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
SettledJuly 10, 1783
 • MayorMirian Ferreira de Oliveira Bruno (PP)
 • Total616.43 km2 (238.00 sq mi)
454 m (1,490 ft)
 • Total10,775
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.758 – medium[2]

It borders three cities of Rio de Janeiro state (Barra Mansa to the north, Rio Claro to the east and Angra dos Reis to the south), as well as São José do Barreiro and Arapeí (both in São Paulo) to the west. It is the easternmost municipality in Sâo Paulo state.

It features a historical railway station imported from Belgium in 1888.

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.[4] It also contains the 884 hectares (2,180 acres) Bananal Ecological Station, created in 1987.[5]


  1. ^ a b Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - UNDP
  3. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01
  5. ^ ESEC de Bananal (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-22