Socorro, São Paulo

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Socorro
Municipality
Municipality of the Hydromineral Spa of Socorro
Socorro City Gate

Flag

Seal
Location in the state of São Paulo
Coordinates: 22°35′29″S 46°31′44″W / 22.59139°S 46.52889°W / -22.59139; -46.52889Coordinates: 22°35′29″S 46°31′44″W / 22.59139°S 46.52889°W / -22.59139; -46.52889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Founded August 9, 1829
Incorporated March 17, 1883
Government
 • Mayor Marisa de Souza Pinto Fontana (PSDB)
Area
 • Total 448.074 km2 (173.002 sq mi)
Elevation 752 m (2,467 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 34,312
 • Density 76.2/km2 (197/sq mi)
 • Demonym Socorrense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 13960-000
Area code(s) 19
HDI (2000) 0.812 –high

Socorro is a town in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The city is on the "do Peixe" River and in Mantiqueira Mountains. Currently, the city's economy is based on clothing (knitting), ecotourism and adventure sports.

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