Piquete

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Piquete
Municipality
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Piquete is located in Brazil
Piquete
Piquete
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°36′50″S 45°10′33″W / 22.61389°S 45.17583°W / -22.61389; -45.17583Coordinates: 22°36′50″S 45°10′33″W / 22.61389°S 45.17583°W / -22.61389; -45.17583
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
Area
 • Total 176.00 km2 (67.95 sq mi)
Elevation
645 m (2,116 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total 14,123
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (BRST)

Piquete is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 14,123 (2015 est.) in an area of 176.00 km².[2] The elevation is 645 m.

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]

References

  1. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  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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