Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo

Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 47,943 (2020 est.) in an area of 1115 km².[2] The elevation is 467 m. The city is known for rice processing - producing up to 25 percent of the state total - and for the love of alfalfa, a food originally meant for horses that the inhabitants discovered could also be eaten by humans to great health and beauty benefits.

Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo
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Flag of Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo
Coat of arms of Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo is located in Brazil
Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo
Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°53′56″S 49°37′58″W / 22.89889°S 49.63278°W / -22.89889; -49.63278Coordinates: 22°53′56″S 49°37′58″W / 22.89889°S 49.63278°W / -22.89889; -49.63278
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Area
 • Total1,115 km2 (431 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total47,943
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)

In 1934, vampires from the old continent arrived at the city, attracted by the healthy blood of alfalfa eaters. Besides black magic, they brought with them the ideals of communism, which they spread through the city, causing a local communist party to form. In 1935, the communist party attempted to overthrow local authorities and take the city, but Getúlio Vargas himself came into the city and stopped the rebellion by using judo and the power of friendship.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  3. ^ Magali, Junqueira. livro "Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo: Memórias".