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Barretos is a municipality in the northern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has approximately 121,344 inhabitants (IBGE/2018) and an area of 1566.1 km².[2] Barretos belongs to the Mesoregion of Ribeirão Preto.

Barretos
Municipality
The Municipality of
Barretos
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Flag of Barretos
Flag
Official seal of Barretos
Seal
Location of Barretos
Location of Barretos
Barretos is located in Brazil
Barretos
Barretos
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°33′26″S 48°34′04″W / 20.55722°S 48.56778°W / -20.55722; -48.56778Coordinates: 20°33′26″S 48°34′04″W / 20.55722°S 48.56778°W / -20.55722; -48.56778
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State São Paulo
MesoregionRibeirão Preto
Founded1854
Government
 • MayorGuilherme Avilla
Area
 • Total1,566.161 km2 (604.698 sq mi)
Elevation
530 m (1,740 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.[2])
 • Total121,344
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Barretense
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code
14780-000
Area code(s)(+55) 17
Websitehttp://www.barretos.sp.gov.br/ (in Portuguese)
Neighborhood in Barretos at Avenida 31 and Rua 24

HistoryEdit

The city was founded on August 25, 1854. The first chapel was built in 1856, where today lies the "Praça Francisco Barreto". In January 8, 1897, Barretos was officially established as a municipality.[3]

EconomyEdit

The tertiary sector of the city is the most relevant, with 72.09% of the city GDP. Industry is 21.64% of the GDP, and the primary sector corresponds to 6.28%.[4] The largest Latin American cancer center is based in this city.[5]

CultureEdit

Barretos hosts annually the most famous rodeo festival in the country, the Festa do Peão de Barretos. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Barretos.

TransportationEdit

  • SP-326 Rodovia Brigadeiro Faria Lima
  • SP-425 Rodovia Assis Chateaubriand

Barretos is served by Chafei Amsei Airport, which offers general aviation but no scheduled flights.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics". 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019. 2018 Area Total
  2. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  3. ^ "History of the City on the Prefecture Site". Barretos.sp.gov.br. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Hospital de Câncer de Barretos". www.hcancerbarretos.com.br. Retrieved 11 April 2018.