Novo Horizonte, São Paulo

Novo Horizonte (Portuguese for "New Horizon") is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 39,543 (2015 est.) in an area of 932 km².[1] Novo Horizonte is the center of a Microregion with 79,222 inhabitants.

Novo Horizonte
Coat of arms of Novo Horizonte
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Novo Horizonte is located in Brazil
Novo Horizonte
Novo Horizonte
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083Coordinates: 21°20′08″S 49°13′15″W / 21.33556°S 49.22083°W / -21.33556; -49.22083
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
MesoregionSão José do Rio Preto
MicroregionNovo Horizonte
Government
 • MayorToshio Toyota
Area
 • Total932 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total39,543
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Postal code
14960-000
Area code+55 17
Websitewww.novohorizonte.sp.gov.br
Novo Horizonte, São Paulo
Area
 • Total931.7 km2 (359.7 sq mi)

HistoryEdit

In 1906, the district of Novo Horizonte was created. The city was officially established on December 21, 1916, and installed in October 28, 1917.[2]

EconomyEdit

The Tertiary sector is the economic basis of Novo Horizonte. Commerce, services and public administration corresponds to 69.9% of the city GDP. Industry is 21.5% of the GDP, and the Primary sector corresponds to 8.5%.[3]

The cultivation and processing of sugarcane is relevant.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ "History of the City". Novohorizonte.sp.gov.br. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE". SEADE.gov.br. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.