|Nickname: Capital do calçado, Cidade das três colinas|
(Footwear capital, Three hills city)
|Motto: "Gentile Meae Paulistae Fidelis" (Latin)|
"Faithful to my herd of São Paulo"
Location in the São Paulo state. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome.
|- Mayor||Sidnei Franco da Rocha (PSDB)|
|- City||607. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Brazil is currently divided into five Regions (also called Macroregions by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica ( IBGE) The Federative Republic of Brazil is a union of twenty-six estados ("states" singular estado) and formed by the states and one district the Distrito ( is a state in Brazil. It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy This is a listing of all those that have served as the Mayor of the City of São Paulo, Brazil. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 333 km² (234. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 5 sq mi)|
|- Metro||8,051 km² (3,108. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,040 m (3,412 ft)|
|- City||334. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit 221|
|- Density||7,233/km² (18,733. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/sq mi)|
|- Metro Density||540. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central 3/km² (1,399. 4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|- Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|HDI (2006)||0. Areas using UTC−3 Single zone countries without DST Suriname Single zone countries with DST Areas using UTC−3 Single zone countries without DST Suriname Single zone countries with DST Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−2 is used as offset for Argentina (DST only except for San Luis Province) Brazil: Ocean Islands - UTC−2 is used as offset for Argentina (DST only except for San Luis Province) Brazil: Ocean Islands - The Human Development Index ( HDI) is an index combining normalized measures of Life expectancy, Literacy, Educational attainment, and GDP 820 – high|
Franca is a Brazilian city in São Paulo state, located at 20º32'19"S; 47º24'03'W at 1040 m altitude. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld ( is a state in Brazil. It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy Estimated population in 2007 was 334,221 inhabitants. Franca is the municipal seat of Franca municipality.
The history of the Franca region begins at the time of the Bandeirantes explorers. The bandeira or entrada of Anhangüera (the son) in 1722 established the “way of Goiás,” a trail from São Paulo to the gold mines in Goiás. Along this and other trails settlements were made, the so-called "landings" or way-stations for the gold seekers. Franca was known in the times of the Bandeirantes as the “catfish landing. ”
At the end of the 18th century, settlers had dispersed in the region from several of these landings. In 1779, around 1000 people lived in the Franca area. To better organize the settlement, a Decree Company was created and the Portuguese captain Manoel de Almeida was put in charge. At the beginning of the 19th century, the sons of Manoel de Almeida (Antonio Antunes de Almeida and Vicente Ferreira de Almeida) donated lands for the construction of a chapel, blessed by the priest Joaquin Martins Rodrigues. With the declime of mining activity in Minas Gerais and Goiás, more settlers gravitated to the "Belo Sertão do Rio Pardo" (beautiful vally of the Pardo River), under the sponsorship of the governador of São Paulo, Antônio José de Franca e Horta, after whom the city and municipality are named.
In 1816 the "village of Franca" was officially created by King João VI. John VI (13 May 1767 &ndash 10 March 1826 ( Portuguese João, ʒʊˈɐ̃ũ the Clement ( Port In 1821, Minas Gerais attempted to annex the region, but due to local resistance, the attempt failed. The city motto stems from this time. The city's name was changed to "Vila Franca do Imperador", but it was shortened afterwards to Franca.
With the expansion of coffee platations throughout northeastern São Paulo state, many immigrants, mainly Italian, arrived in Franca. From these immigrants, the city's first industry, shoe manufacturing, was developed in the 1920s.
Franca took part in the Constitutional Revolution of 1932, in which six of her citizens died for São Paulo. The Iranian Constitutional Revolution (also known as the Persian Constitutional Revolution or Constitutional Revolution of Iran) took place between 1905 and 1911
The city is now distinguished as an important center for the Brazilian footwear industry, although coffee continues today as one of the main sources of the city's revenues.
Franca is located in the northeastern region of the state of São Paulo. It is the center of the state's 14th administrative region. Franca municipality borders Batatais, Cristais Paulista, and Patrocínio Paulista in São Paulo state, and Ibiraci and Claraval in Minas Gerais. Batatais is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Cristais Paulista is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Patrocínio Paulista is a municipality/county in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The climate of the city is subtropical, with a dry winter and rainy summer, with rains from October to March. In hydrography, Franca is in the Canoas River basin, and this river provides the water supply of the city.
Franca has a considerable high terrain, with an altitude of about 1,040 m above sea level. Local soils are sandy, and the vegetation is dominated by grasslands. Forests are restricted to hilly slopes.
(Source: IPEA DATA)
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