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Osvaldo Cruz is a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The population is 32,475 (2015 est.) in an area of 248 km².[1] The elevation is 485 m. It was founded in 1941 by Max Wirth, a Swiss citizen who immigrated to Brazil searching for new agricultural lands. First named "Nova Califórnia" the small village was created on Guataporanga Farm.

Osvaldo Cruz
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Osvaldo Cruz is located in Brazil
Osvaldo Cruz
Osvaldo Cruz
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°47′48″S 50°52′43″W / 21.79667°S 50.87861°W / -21.79667; -50.87861Coordinates: 21°47′48″S 50°52′43″W / 21.79667°S 50.87861°W / -21.79667; -50.87861
StateSão Paulo
 • Total248 km2 (96 sq mi)
 • Total32,475
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)