Barueri

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Barueri
Top left:Arena Barueri football stadium, Top right:Barueri City Hall, 2nd:View of Alphaville commercial center, from Jardim Reginalice (Reginalice Garden), 3rd left:A Platform in Barueri Railroad Station, 3rd right:Twilight view of Itaqural Park area, Bottom:View of Centro area, from Jardim California
Top left:Arena Barueri football stadium, Top right:Barueri City Hall, 2nd:View of Alphaville commercial center, from Jardim Reginalice (Reginalice Garden), 3rd left:A Platform in Barueri Railroad Station, 3rd right:Twilight view of Itaqural Park area, Bottom:View of Centro area, from Jardim California
Flag of Barueri
Flag
Coat of arms of Barueri
Coat of arms
Location of Barueri
Location of Barueri
Coordinates: 23°30′40″S 46°52′35″W / 23.51111°S 46.87639°W / -23.51111; -46.87639
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Founded 1949
Government
 • Mayor Gil Arantes (DEM)
Area
 • Total 64.167 km2 (24.775 sq mi)
Elevation 719 m (2,359 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 240,656
 • Density 3,938.91/km2 (10,201.7/sq mi)
Demonym Barueriense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code 06401 - 06485
Area code(s) (+55) 11
HDI (2000) 0,826 High
Website http://www.barueri.sp.gov.br (Portuguese)

Coordinates: 23°30′40″S 46°52′35″W / 23.51111°S 46.87639°W / -23.51111; -46.87639 Barueri is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo located in the northwestern part of the Greater São Paulo metropolitan area. The population in 2006 is estimated to be 265,549, the population density is 4,149.2 per km² and the area of 64 km².

Its boundaries are Santana de Parnaíba to the north, Osasco in the east, Carapicuíba in the Southeast, Jandira to the south and southwest and Itapevi the west. The city is served by the trains of line 8 of the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (literally São Paulo Metropolitan Railway Company), (CPTM).

History[edit]

Centro area of Barueri in 1920

Barueri means "Red flower that amazes" in a Tupi–Guarani language. According to historians, the history of Barueri dates back to November 11, 1560 with the establishment of Nossa Senhora Da Escada Chapel by jesuit missionary José de Anchieta and his further settlement. The hamlet grew to the point of the construction, in 1870 of the Sorocabana Railway that initiated its duties in 1875 turning Barueri into an important point of connection between São Paulo, Santana de Parnaíba and Pirapora do Bom Jesus. Still belonging to the city of Santana de Parnaíba, Barueri was established as an independent city on December 24, 1948 due to its growth. In 1964, the city's territory shrank to two thirds of its original size when Carapicuíba emancipated from it.

Economy[edit]

Companies like Azul Brazilian Airlines, AES Eletropaulo, Cielo, Redecard, DASA, Walmart Brasil and others has its headquarters in Barueri.

Sports[edit]

The most notable football (soccer) club in the city is Grêmio Barueri, which plays at Arena Barueri, and as of 2009, it is competing in the Brazilian top league. But in February 2010 the team was moved to Presidente Prudente, a city that is located in western São Paulo (state). After moving to Presidente Prudente the team's new home stadium was Estádio Eduardo José Farah, which has a maximum capacity of 44,414 people.

At the same time Campinas Futebol Clube, relocated to Barueri and became Sport Club Barueri.[citation needed]

In 2006, some 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women basketball matches were hosted at the city's Barueri Arena, which is an indoor sporting arena.

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