Espírito Santo do Pinhal,
with its excellent location, is situated in Southern Brazil, in the eastern part of the
state of São Paulo. The city is 199 Km from the capital of the state, also called São
Paulo, the largest city in South America. The coordinates are 22º 11' 00" latitude
south and 46º 45' 00" longitude west of Greenwich. To the north are the cities of
Aguaí, São João da Boa Vista and Santo Antonio do Jardim; to the south Moji-Guaçu,
Itapira and Jacutinga (the latter in the state of Minas Gerais); to the east, Jacutinga
and Santo Antonio do Jardim, and to the west Aguaí and Mogi-Guaçu.
Major rivers include the
Mogi-Guaçu, Eleutério and Orissanga.
The countryside of
Espírito Santo do Pinhal is 394 square Km and 10 square Km within city limits. In 1996,
38.075 inhabitants were registered, that corresponds to 0.11% of the state population.
From that total, 83.77% lived in the urban area and 16,63% in .the rural area. The county
expects to have 38,827 inhabitants by the year 2,000, according to a growth rate of 0.49%
The city lies at an altitude of 850 meters
above sea level. The climate is tropical, with the peaks between 34.4ºC maximum and
4.1ºC minimum. The average temperature is 16.9ºC.
Espírito Santo do Pinhal
is classified among the 50 more developed cities of Brazil, according to research done by
the magazine "Dirigente Municipal" (County's Director), of the Vision Group,
because of the way of life provided by the highly developed infrastructure it has.
The civilization of Pinhal - pinewood area - has began in the first half of the last century, when some people
attracted by the land's richness and fertility, dedicated themselves to agriculture.
Settlers slowly established themselves in the vicinity and by around 1822 they had already
established their own businesses.
Most of those settlers
were Italian, Portuguese and Spanish; others were Lebanese, German, Swiss and Austrian.
The traditions of those peoples are preserved in the city through their architecture,
documents, language inflection, music, dance, gastronomy, etc.
The city was officially
established on December 27th, 1849, and the pioneers who were
Catholic called it "Espírito Santo" (Holy Spirit). Because of the great amount
of the Brazilian
found around here at that time, they decided to add the extra name
Espírito Santo do Pinhal
is worth of seeing and feeling, due to its culture, its old mansions, mountain bike
tracks, rivers, waterfalls, mountains and the human warmth of our receptive and kind
We will be pleased with
your visit! Visit us!
Our educational system includes:
Santo College" das Irmãs Apóstolas do Sagrado Coração de Jesus
8 elementary schools
15 secondary schools
8 computing schools
4 languages schools
1 literacy school for young and adult people from outskirts and countryside
1 Esperanto language school
in "UNIPINHAL - Centro Regional Universitário de Espírito Santo do Pinhal": Law,
Agronomy and Zootechnology, Computer Science, Veterinary Medicine, Business
Administration, Pharmacy, Turism, Physiotherapy, Language and Literature, Nourishment, Environmental Studies,
some more to be introduced.
Parades during the four days of Carnival in
February, and dance parties on the main streets and clubs.
Cowboys meeting, with parades on the mains
streets of the city.
The National Coffee Festival, which
includes a technical part with lectures, related to coffee culture and business, along
with workshops and displays. The second section, which takes place at another site,
includes the holding of a rodeo, a play center and shows with the most famous Brazilian
singers and music groups.
The Motocross Festival hapens every year in
- One AM broadcasting station
- Two FM broadcasting stations
- Three weekly newspapers
- TV reception in UHF and by
- Local television
- Digital DDD and DDI telephone system