About Itapira

Itapira is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 72,967 (2015 est.) in an area of 518 km². The elevation is 643 m.HistorySettlement began in the 18th century, and from 1820 a town grew around the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Penha. It became a municipality under the same name Nossa Senhora da Penha in 1858, when it was separated from Mogi Mirim. In 1875 it was renamed Penha do Rio do Peixe, after the nearby river, Rio do Peixe. In 1890 it was renamed Itapira.The ...

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