Metropolitan Region Sorocaba
Elevation 557 m (1,827 ft)
|State São Paulo|
Founded March 27, 1965
Votorantim ([votoɾɐ̃ˈtʃĩ]) is a city located at the southwest of São Paulo State in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba. The population is 117,794 (2015 est.). The city is located about 100 km (62 mi) away from the capital of the state. It has 147 km2 (57 sq mi) of rural area, 30 km2 (12 sq mi) of urban area and a total area of 183.52 km2 (70.86 sq mi).
It is located in a mountainous region and it has an average altitude of 557 m (1,827 ft). The city has a tropical weather and annual average temperature is 20 degrees. It makes borders with the cities of Sorocaba, Piedade, Ibiúna, Salto de Pirapora and Alumínio. It is one of the main industrial areas of the State, with important access ways to highways such as Castello Branco (SP-280), Raposo Tavares (SP-270), João Leme dos Santos (SP-264) and SP-79 which binds the city to the south coast of the State.