Leme is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 102,412 (2018 est.) in an area of 403 km².[1][2] At the 2000 census, it had 80,757 residents, 40,830 of whom are men and 39,927 women. 65,885 residents are 10 years old or older, and of these, 59,991, or 91.1%, are literate.[3]

Leme
Flag of Leme
Flag
Coat of arms of Leme
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Leme is located in Brazil
Leme
Leme
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°11′10″S 47°23′26″W / 22.18611°S 47.39056°W / -22.18611; -47.39056Coordinates: 22°11′10″S 47°23′26″W / 22.18611°S 47.39056°W / -22.18611; -47.39056
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
MesoregionPiracicaba
MicroregionLimeira
Government
 • MayorWagner Ricardo Antunes Filho (PSD)
Area
 • Total403,077 km2 (155,629 sq mi)
Elevation
619 m (2,031 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.[1])
 • Total102,412
 • Density0.25/km2 (0.66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Websitehttp://leme.sp.gov.br

EconomyEdit

Its economy is based on agriculture, with a considerable sugar cane and oranges production. The industrial sector is very varied, with products at food, bioenergy, machines, Christmas decoration, plastic and building material areas.

EducationEdit

Leme has a primary and secondary education system composed by public and private institutions, including a technical school (ETEC). Higher education institutes are also present in Leme. The city has an unit of Universidade Anhanguera and the Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo.

Main Attractions and EventsEdit

  • City Park "Dr. Enni Jorge Draib" (City Lake)
  • Ecological Park "Mourão"
  • Water Memorial "Prefeito Ricardo Landgraf"
  • Bruno Lazzarini Stadium
  • Santuário Diocesano de São manoel
  • Praça Rui Barbosa

Every year Leme hosts the "Festa do Peão de Leme", a large festival with Sertanejo music.

TransportationEdit

  • Public urban transportation composed by bus lines
  • Bus station "José Antunes Filho" (in Portuguese: Rodoviária de Leme), connecting Leme to other cities of São Paulo and other Brazilian states.

HighwaysEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  2. ^ "Brazilian digital city boundaries". IBGE. 2001.
  3. ^ "Data from the IBGE 2000 census of Brazil". IBGE. 2000.