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Presidente Prudente
Downtown Presidente Prudente

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Nickname(s): Capital of Western S√£o Paulo
Coordinates: 22¬į07‚Ä≤32‚Ä≥S 51¬į23‚Ä≤20‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ22.12556¬įS 51.38889¬įWÔĽŅ / -22.12556; -51.38889
Government
 - Mayor Milton Carlos Mello (Tupa)
Area
 - Total 563.62 km2 (217.6 sq mi)
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2009)
 - Total 207.725
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 - Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website Presidente Prudente
HDI (2000) 0.846 ‚Äď high

Coordinates: 22¬į07‚Ä≤32‚Ä≥S 51¬į23‚Ä≤20‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ22.12556¬įS 51.38889¬įWÔĽŅ / -22.12556; -51.38889

Presidente Prudente is a municipality (município) in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

The population as of 2009 was 207.725 and the total area is 563.62 km¬≤. The elevation is 475 m (1558.4 ft) above sea level. The city is named after president Prudente de Morais.

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

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Demographics

Total Population: 207,725 Literacy rate: 98% Human Development Index: 0.846 Regional Population: 806,954 inhabitants.

Climate

The city is known as much for its warm temperatures, which sometimes exceeded the wind chill of 40 ¬įC in the months of October through February (from spring to summer). However, cold in winter prevails, it was recorded on July 18, 1975 a negative temperature: -1.8 ¬įC and on 17 July 2000: 0 ¬įC.

  • Maximum and Mininum temperatures in 2008:

Maximum temperature: 38,2 ¬įC (scheduled in December)

Minimum temperature: 7,5 ¬įC (scheduled in June)

The city is considered hot, but in winter the cold is intense and dry. Source: Weather Information of Presidente Prudente.

Education

President prudente has 130 schools and 3 universities that together have more than 80 thousand students. It also has integrated colleges like Toledo, SESI and SENAI with more than 110 undergraduate courses.

Universities:

  • University of western S√£o Paulo - UNOESTE [1]
  • S√£o Paulo State University - UNESP [2]
  • Union of Colleges in S√£o Paulo - UNIESP [3]
  • Paulista University - UNIP

Colleges:

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

Health

Presidente Prudente has more than 15 hospitals. A Teaching Hospital, Santa Casa (Holy Hospital of Mercy), 20 establishments of health service, and more than 11 private clinics.

The Teaching Hospital (Hospital Universit√°rio in portuguese)(HU/HR) is the largest university hospital of Latin America and currently is also the Regional Hospital.[4]

Leisure & Culture

Entrance of Prudenshopping's Mall

The city of Presidente Prudente has theaters, 13 social clubs, like the Eduardo José Farah's Stadium (with the largest capacity in the interior of Brazil - 65,000 people) and the "Rancho Quarto de Milha" is the largest indoor arena in Latin America.

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References

  1. ^ www.unoeste.br
  2. ^ www.unesp.br
  3. ^ www.prudente.uniesp.edu.br
  4. ^ http://www.hospital.unoeste.br/novo/fotos/?album=arquivos/Visao Externa

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