Franca is located in the northeastern region of the state of São Paulo. Estimated population in 2008 was 327,176 inhabitants. The climate of the city is, with dry winters and wet summers, with rains from October to March.
Franca is the largest producer of shoes in Brazil and Latin America, with more than 1000 factories and is known throughout Brazil as the National Capital of Male Shoes. One of “UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista” Campi is located in Franca. It offers undergraduate courses of Law, History, International Relations and Social Service.
It is also home for the “Franca Basquetebol Clube” and Basketball is a big influence in the city’s culture.
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