Place:Pedreira, São Paulo, Brazil


TypeInhabited place
Coordinates22.717°S 46.917°W
Located inSão Paulo, Brazil
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Pedreira (Portuguese for quarry) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2004 is 38,937 and the area is 110.72 km². The elevation is 590 m. The town is located at 138 km from the capital. It is called "Flor da Porcelana" (Porcelain Flower) because of its porcelain related commerce. Pedreira was founded in 1896. It is linearly distributed on Jaguari River banks. The name of the town comes from the name "Pedro", present in the most male members of the founder's family, Colonel João Pedro de Godoy Moreira. Pedreira offers as main attraction its large porcelain, glasses, wood crafts, aluminium, decoration pieces commerce, with shops especialized in tourist service.

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