Presidente Prudente is a city (município) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city has a population of 207,625 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) and area of 562.8 km².The city is named after president Prudente de Morais. Prudente is located 558 km from the city of São Paulo.
Presidente Prudente is considered the sixth best city in the state of São Paulo to live in. Among 5,560 Brazilian cities, it occupies the 29th place for most promising cities to build a career.Presidente Prudente was founded in 1917.
The city is known as much for its hot temperatures in summer, when the heat index sometimes exceeds 40°C (104°F, in the months of October through February (from spring to summer). However, cold weather prevails in winter, as -1.8°C was recorded in 1975 and 0°C in 2000.
Prudente has 130 schools and 3 universities that together have more than 80 thousand students. It also has integrated colleges like Toledo, SESI and SENAI with more than 110 undergraduate courses.
Presidente Prudente has more than 15 hospitals, a Teaching Hospital, Santa Casa (Sisters of Mercy), 20 establishments of health service, and more than 11 private clinics. The Teaching Hospital (Hospital Universitário in Portuguese) (HU/HR) was once the largest university hospital in Latin America.
The Tertiary sector is the most relevant for the city, corresponding to 80.94% of Prudente's GDP. The Secondary sector is 18.40% of the GDP and the Primary sector corresponds to 0.65%.
The city of Presidente Prudente has theaters, 13 social clubs, like the Eduardo José Farah's Stadium (with the largest capacity in the interior of Brazil - 65,000 people) and the "Rancho Quarto de Milha" is the largest indoor arena in Latin America.Presidente Prudente has scheduled air connections to and from Presidente Prudente Airport.