Canitar is a municipality in the southwestern part of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 5,292 (2020 est.) in an area of 57.5 km².[2] It was a district of the municipality of Chavantes until 1991, when it became an independent municipality.[3] Like Chavantes, Canitar belongs to the comarca of Ourinhos, its neighboring city and seat of the comarca to the West. Canitar also has borders with Chavantes to the North, East & South. The Raposo Tavares state road separates Canitar from Irapé, a district in Chavantes and one of the oldest settlements in the region. The economy is based on agriculture, particularly sugar cane plantations of the Sao Luis processing plant in Ourinhos, one of the major cities in the Paranapanema River valley area.

Canitar
View of Canitar
View of Canitar
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Canitar is located in Brazil
Canitar
Canitar
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°0′23″S 49°47′0″W / 23.00639°S 49.78333°W / -23.00639; -49.78333Coordinates: 23°0′23″S 49°47′0″W / 23.00639°S 49.78333°W / -23.00639; -49.78333
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Area
 • Total57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total5,292
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)

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