Presidente Prudente

Presidente Prudente is a city in the state of São Paulo.


Presidente Prudente is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, belonging to the meso and micro-region of the same name, located about 346,72 miles west of the state capital. Its Human Development Index (HDI) is 0.806, considering how much high. It is currently one of the main industrial centers, and cultural services of the São Paulo West, so much so that became known as the "Capital of the West Paulista".


San Sebastian Cathedral and July 9 Square
Presidente Prudente City Hall
Statue of Presidente Prudente founder, Francisco de Paula Goulart
Pioneers buildings

The city of Presidente Prudente was emancipated from Conceição de Monte Alegre (now Paraguassu Paulista) in the 1910s version of its etymology is that the name is a reference to former Brazilian president Prudente de Morais (Itu, October 4, 1841 - Piracicaba, December 13, 1902), which was a Brazilian lawyer and politician, first governor of the state of São Paulo (1889-1890). With the great economic crisis of 1929, the economy of municipalities linked to coffee production suffered great shock and Presidente Prudente now has new economic activities such as the cultivation of cotton. The industrialization of the city began in the mid-1930s.

In the 1940s it was observed that 44.7% of the usable land in the area was made up of pastures. The increasing importance of cattle ranching in the High Sorocabana region was accomplished when, above all, took the deforestation of areas that were not yet in operation. The correlated industrial activities in the early days of logging, turned to the transformation of raw materials, mainly offered by cattle breeding. The surplus was not consumed in the nucleus, but all sent to São Paulo by rail. In the early 1930s there were seventeen industrial establishments, reaching 138 already in 1940, employing 655 people. What has developed in terms of industry was to complement the agricultural economy, encompassing further its predominance.

The extent of Presidente Prudente was about 15,600 square kilometers at the time of its founding and establishment of the council, and reached its limits, to the north, the watershed of Aguapeí-Peixe; south, the river Paranapanema; east of the Campos Novos Paulista municipalities (formerly Campos Novos do Paranapanema) and Conceição do Monte Alegre and west Paraná river. Changing the territorial-administrative framework of the municipality of Presidente Prudente shows that the municipality reduced, increasingly, its territorial extension, according to the successive dismemberment. In 1960, however, it is replaced by the configuration that keeps up to date, with an area of ​​562.107 square kilometers. That its territorial expansion process, the city gradually absorbed the countryside. The predominance of rural areas has been and is being replaced by urban, to meet the requirements of the expansion of the city, given the increase in productive activities in the city (industry, trade and services) and increased housing demand generated by population density. The boundary between the countryside and the city is no longer visible.


Presidente Prudente occupies an area of 562.107 square kilometers, of which 16.5600 sq km are in urban area, and its population was estimated in 2010 at 207 625 dwellers, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), then being the 36th most populous São Paulo and first of its micro-region. Today the municipality is formed by the city of Presidente Prudente and districts, Ameliópolis, Eneida, Floresta do Sul and Montalvão, subdivided still in about 220 neighborhoods.

Prudente is located next to the river basin of the Paraná River, in its territory several sub-basins of small and medium streams with important roles in your configuration, and being drained by streams Veado and Cedro, belonging to the river Santo Anastacio basin; and the stream of Onça and river Mandaguari, belonging to the Peixe River basin. The city presents itself gently undulating with continuous occurrence of hills, in the vast majority with dividers made of waterways. The soil is classified as Bauru sandstone with agricultural characteristics, making it suitable for various crops.


 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 30.8 31.2 31.0 29.5 26.9 25.7 26.1 28.1 28.8 29.6 29.8 30.2
Nightly lows (°C) 20.5 20.7 20.0 18.0 15.3 14.1 13.6 15.0 16.2 17.8 19.0 20.0
Precipitation (mm) 218.2 160.2 133.2 65.9 75.0 57.5 45.2 41.8 84.2 148.4 137.0 194.1


The Presidente Prudente climate is tropical rainy characterized with reduction of rainfall in winter and average annual temperature of 23.6°C (74,4°F), with dry and cold winters (with occurrence of light frosts in a few days of the season) and rainy summers with temperatures high. The warmer months, January and February, has an average temperature of 26°C (78,8°F), with a maximum average of 31°C (87,8°F) and the minimum 21°C (69,8°F). And the coldest month, July, has an average 20°C (68°F), 26°C (78,8°F) and 14°C (57,2°F) average maximum and minimum, respectively. During the winter it's possible that it doesn't get warmer than 12°C (53,6°F) in the day. Autumn and spring are transitional seasons.

The average annual rainfall is 1,256.5 mm, and July is the driest month, when there are only 33.8 mm. In January, the rainiest month, the average is 206.0 mm. In recent years, however, the hot, dry days during the winter have been increasingly frequent, often surpassing 30°C (86°F), especially between the months of July and September.

Get in

Presidente Prudente view of the Raposo Tavares highway

By Air

By bus

By car

The city of Presidente Prudente has three state highways.

Get around

Presidente Prudente skyline
Manoel Goulart Avenue
Coronel Marcondes Avenue
Viaduct Tannel Abbud

On foot

Presidente Prudente is an easy city to walk, it is hardly reported cases of assaults on pedestrians during business hours. The relief of the city is characteristic plateau with summit more or less level, often due to wind erosion or by the waters. Its main traffic routes are basically flat, with few slopes. His walks are narrow in the central area, making it difficult slightly the lives of passersby. The pedestrian must have attention on the walk because there is no standardization of the pavement, which can cause some accidents for the most inattentive.

By bus

The city does not have exclusive lines Tour, but companies making mass transit, covering areas considered tourist and of great importance to the city and region. Find out the schedules and itineraries with transport companies by phone or information stations. One can consult routes and schedules through the President Prudente City Hall site. (only in Portuguese)

By car

Rent a Car

By taxi

Prudente has radio taxi companies and taxi points throughout the city.


San Sebastian Cathedral
Balneário da Amizade
Centro Cultural Matarazzo
Child City Water Park
IBC Centro de Eventos
Parque do Povo
Cerejeiras Square
Boardwalk Maffei








Presidente Prudente is a full plate for anyone visiting. It is not difficult to find bars, restaurants, tapas bars, pizzerias, pubs, snack bars, has it all! Just do not eat who does not want.


Who has little money the city offers everything from large networks of restaurants, fast food, offering affordable, to snack bars with simple snacks.


Have a little more money in your pocket, options also abound.


If you are wealthy, there are fancy places and very well attended.







The international code area of Brazil is 55, since area code (DDD) of Presidente Prudente is 18.

The city has the cell phone system satellite Globalstar. Even the city is one of the ground stations of the company in Brazil, and there are only three stations in the country, in Manaus, Petrolina and Presidente Prudente.


Prudente is served by several points of particular Wi-Fi (hotels, schools, shops, restaurants, etc.), public and restricted public (for registration on the property). Below are some of the important public points:

Through a password provided by registration on the establishment

Public access

Postal Service

Post Offices have branches and collection boxes throughout the city. See the attendance points:


Prudente is like other cities in Brazil, there are points of greatest risk, safer ones. The city does not have pockets of poverty, and slums in uneven areas. There are so poor neighborhoods, distant and more prone to drug trafficking and crimes, but the city, luckily and public security actions, does not have major points of intorpecentes consumption. However the locals consider the relatively quiet town.

The region has received in recent years a lot of prisons, especially after the closure of the Carandiru Prison in the capital. Over the years the city became an important center for monitoring and Civil Police Military Intelligence and the State of São Paulo, since the major heads of criminal organizations are in Region prisons.

The traveler should be aware in remote places, especially at night. Give preference to be in well-lit and busy points. Avoid walking after 23h on weekdays, in Downtown and Parque do Povo area, the weekends and eve of public holidays, the opening hours are changed to 1:00 ace. Use only in cases of necessity the public toilets in the evening Parque do Povo, as these sites become places of prostitution and drug users. Another point to be avoided is the region comprising the Bus Station and Urban Terminal as it is a place of prostitution and customarily occur armed robbery.

Taking the necessary precautions tourists will always be safe in the city. If you need to contact the local police for points-to-face and telephone service in addition to the '190' of the PM.




Presidente Prudente has dozens of banking houses, in addition to self-service boxes scattered shops, public services and shopping malls. Agencies and banks listed below are the main ones.


Repair Shoes

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