Lorena, São Paulo

Lorena is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

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Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Lorena is located in Brazil
Location of Lorena within São Paulo state
Coordinates: 22°43′51″S 45°07′29″W / 22.73083°S 45.12472°W / -22.73083; -45.12472Coordinates: 22°43′51″S 45°07′29″W / 22.73083°S 45.12472°W / -22.73083; -45.12472
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast Brazil
StateSão Paulo
Metropolitan RegionVale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
 • Total414.16 km2 (159.91 sq mi)
524 m (1,719 ft)
 • Total87,178
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Literacy rate
Human Development Index
 • HDI0,807
 • Money Income0,740
 • Longevity0,761
 • Scholarship0,921
Postal code
12600-000 to 12614-999
Area code+55-12


Lorena is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 87,178 (2015 est.) in an area of 414.16 km².[2] The elevation is 524 m, after the political emancipation of Canas, its last district.

The city was originated when a farm was constructed at the end of the 17th century. It became a parish in 1718, a municipality in 1788 and is a city since 1856. The city is now the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lorena. Its main business areas are industry, services and agro-business. It is also a highlight in region due to its three colleges, including areas from human to exact sciences.

The municipality contains the 281 hectares (690 acres) Lorena National Forest, created in 1934.[3]

Population historyEdit

Year Population
2001 77,990
2004 77,843
2012 82,553
2015 87,178


According to the 2010 IBGE Census, the population was 82,553, of which 80,182 are urban and 2,371 are rural. The average life expectancy for the municipality was 70.64 years. The literacy rate was at 94.13%.


  1. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  3. ^ FLONA de Lorena (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-02

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