São José do Barreiro

São José do Barreiro (São José in Portuguese means Saint Joseph) is a municipality in the eastern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 4,185 (2015 est.) in an area of 570.69 km².[1]

São José do Barreiro
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
São José do Barreiro is located in Brazil
São José do Barreiro
São José do Barreiro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°38′41″S 44°34′40″W / 22.64472°S 44.57778°W / -22.64472; -44.57778Coordinates: 22°38′41″S 44°34′40″W / 22.64472°S 44.57778°W / -22.64472; -44.57778
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
MicroregionBananal
Metrop. regionVale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total570.69 km2 (220.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total4,185
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Postal code
12510-xxx
Area code+55-16
Websitewww.saojosedobarreiro.sp.gov.br

LocationEdit

São José do Barreiro is in the microregion of Bananal. Both to the north and south it borders the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[2] The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3] The southern part of the municipality is part of the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Its main industries are cattle and tourism.

Population historyEdit

YearPop.±%
2003 4,208—    
2004 4,251+1.0%
2015 4,185−1.6%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  3. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01

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