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Coordinates: 20°33′26″S 48°34′04″W / 20.55722°S 48.56778°W / -20.55722; -48.56778

Barretos is a Brazilian city and a municipality in the northern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It has approximately 108,236 inhabitants and its area is 1,568.3 km². The average elevation is 530 m. The municipality is bounded with Frutal in the north.

Barretos is linked with rail and is connected by state highways as well as an old road and a superhighway southwest with three interchanges linking Frutal and Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul as well as a highway to the west linking north to Frutal and a highway linking Curitiba and Goiânia and also to Brasília via Frutal. A mixture of farmlands and hills covered with forests dominate the rest of the countryside. The reservoir that supplies water and electricity as well as flood control lies to the north.

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Barretos.




It holds the most famous rodeo festival in the country, the Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro. It has the largest festival of Pawn America and one of the largest in the world which attracts each year about one million people, has the highest hole rodeo in the world with 40,000 people (full capacity) and 80,000 people in every arena.


The city is well organized with no major problems with traffic, has an extensive network of hotels and the largest park in thermal waters of the highest attainable Brazilian state of São Paulo.

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