Home to around 190 thousand inhabitants, Rio Claro was founded in 1827 on a flat plain, 181 km from the state capital city of São Paulo. In the northwestern portion of the state. The city economy is based on industry, agriculture and poultry production. More recently, ecotourism has been a flourishing activity in the area. Full of trees and well-planned, Rio Claro is rich of hydric resources with high quality water and beautiful waterfalls.