Presidente Prudente, São Paulo

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Presidente Prudente
Municipality
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Presidente Prudente
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Flag of Presidente Prudente
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Coat of arms of Presidente Prudente
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Location of Presidente Prudente
Location of Presidente Prudente
Presidente Prudente is located in Brazil
Presidente Prudente
Presidente Prudente
Location of Presidente Prudente
Coordinates: 22°07′32″S 51°23′20″W / 22.12556°S 51.38889°W / -22.12556; -51.38889Coordinates: 22°07′32″S 51°23′20″W / 22.12556°S 51.38889°W / -22.12556; -51.38889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Government
 • Mayor Nelson Roberto Bugalho
Area
 • Total 562.8 km2 (217.3 sq mi)
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2014/IBGE)
 • Total 220,599
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 19000-000
Area code(s) +55 (18)
Website Prefecture of Presidente Prudente
HDI (2000) 0.846 – high

Presidente Prudente is a city (município) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has a population of 220,599 inhabitants (IBGE/2014) and area of 562.8 km².[1] The city is named after president Prudente de Morais. Prudente is located 558 km from the city of São Paulo.[2]

Presidente Prudente is considered the sixth best city in the state of São Paulo to live in. Among 5,560 Brazilian cities, it occupies the 29th place for most promising cities to build a career.

History

Presidente Prudente was founded in 1917.

Demographics

  • Total Population: 220,599 (IBGE/2014)[1]
  • Literacy rate: 98%
  • Human Development Index: 0.846
  • Regional Population: 806,954 inhabitants.

Climate

The city is well known for its hot temperatures in summer, when the heat index sometimes exceeds 40 °C (104 °F, in the months of October through February (from spring to summer). However, cold weather prevails in winter, as -1.8 °C was recorded in 1975 and 0 °C in 2000.

Education

There are 130 schools and 3 universities in Presidente Prudente that together gather over 80 thousand students. It also has integrated colleges like Toledo, SESI and SENAI with more than 110 undergraduate courses.

Universities:

  • São Paulo State University - UNESP [3]
  • University of western São Paulo - UNOESTE [4]
  • Union of Colleges - UNIESP [5]

Colleges:

  • Toledo Integrated Colleges
  • FATEC
  • Uninter
  • Cesumar
  • LFG
  • Damasio

Health

In Presidente Prudente there are over 15 hospitals, a Teaching Hospital, Santa Casa (Sisters of Mercy), 20 establishments of health service, and more than 11 private clinics.

The Teaching Hospital (Hospital Universitário in Portuguese) (HU/HR) was once the largest university hospital in Latin America.[6]

Economy

The Tertiary sector is the most relevant for the city, corresponding to 80.94% of Prudente's GDP. The Secondary sector is 18.40% of the GDP and the Primary sector corresponds to 0.65%.[7]

Leisure & Culture

Entrance of Prudenshopping's Mall

The city of Presidente Prudente has theatres, 13 social clubs, like the Eduardo José Farah's Stadium (with the largest capacity in the interior of Brazil - 45,000 people) and the "Rancho Quarto de Milha" is the largest indoor arena in Latin America.

Transportation

  • SP-270 Rodovia Raposo Tavares
  • SP-425 Rodovia Assis Chateaubriand
  • SP-501 Rodovia Júlio Budisk

Presidente Prudente has scheduled air connections to and from Presidente Prudente Airport.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ a b "Population at "Censo 2010" - IBGE" (PDF) (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 29 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "Distances between cities". DNIT.gov.br. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.fct.unesp.br/ UNESP Presidente Prudente
  4. ^ http://www.unoeste.br
  5. ^ http://www.prudente.uniesp.edu.br
  6. ^ http://www.hospital.unoeste.br/novo/fotos/?album=arquivos/Visao Externa
  7. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE - Search" (in Portuguese). SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

External links

  • http://www.presidenteprudente.sp.gov.br/ Official Site of the Prefecture (in Portuguese).
  • UNESP University (in Portuguese).
  • Satellite photo of Presidente Prudente. Google Maps.
  • Unoeste University (in Portuguese).
  • http://www.defesacivil.sp.gov.br/novo/index.asp (in Portuguese).
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