Bertioga

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Município da Estância Balneária de Bertioga
Beach of Bertioga
Beach of Bertioga
Flag of Município da Estância Balneária de Bertioga
Flag
Coat of arms of Município da Estância Balneária de Bertioga
Coat of arms
Location of Bertioga
Location of Bertioga
Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Government
 • Mayor Lairton Gomes Goulart
Area
 • Total 492 km2 (190 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 39,091
 • Density 89.0/km2 (231/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.792 medium
Website Bertioga City Hall

Bertioga is a Brazilian town of the state of São Paulo in the Baixada Santista. The population in 2004 was 35,759. However, because it neighbors resort towns, its population fluctuates greatly with the seasons. The population density is 72.68/km² and it has an area of 492 km². The more northern parts are dense forests and are virtually unpopulated. The municipality was created in 1995. Prior to that it was considered a suburb of Guaruja.

Its limits are Mogi das Cruzes, Biritiba-Mirim and Salesópolis in the north, São Sebastião in the east, Atlantic Ocean to the south with ilha de Santo Amaro (opposite to the city) and Santos in the west.

This was also the site of the death of Dr. Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz.

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