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Sorocaba(so͝oro͝okä`bə), city (1996 pop. 431,370), São Paulo state, S Brazil, on the Sorocaba River. It is a transportation hub and a manufacturing center where textiles, cement, vegetable oils, and agricultural machinery are made. Natural resources in the municipal area include iron, gold, and silver. Sorocaba, established in 1661, was famous in the 19th cent. for its cattle fairs and iron foundry.
a city in southeastern Brazil, in the state of Săo Paulo. Population, 175,900 (1970). Sorocaba has a railroad station. An important center for the manufacture of textiles and for metallurgy, it also has enterprises of the cement, chemical, food-processing, and electrical industries. There is a hydroelectric power plant in the city.