Bragança Paulista

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Bragança Paulista
Municipality
Estância climática de Bragança Paulista
Skyline of Bragança Paulista
Flag of Bragança Paulista
Flag
Official seal of Bragança Paulista
Seal
Nickname(s): Sausage land
Bragança Paulista is located in Brazil
Bragança Paulista
Bragança Paulista
Coordinates: 22°57′08″S 46°32′33″W / 22.95222°S 46.54250°W / -22.95222; -46.54250
State São Paulo
Founded 1757
Government
 • Mayor Fernão Dias da Silva Leme
Area
 • Total 512.62 km2 (197.92 sq mi)
Elevation 817 m (2,680 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 146,744
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym Bragantino
Time zone Brasilia Official Time (UTC-3)
Post code 12900-000
Area code(s) (+55) 11
HDI (2010) 0.857 – high
Website http://www.braganca.sp.gov.br

Coordinates: 22°55′08″S 46°32′33″W / 22.91889°S 46.54250°W / -22.91889; -46.54250

Bragança Paulista is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2010 is 146.744 and the area is 512,622 km². The elevation is 817 m.

The city is famous for its traditional sausages, with several establishments claiming to sell the "real Bragança sausage". Bragança has become a commuter town due to its proximity to São Paulo and Campinas. As a result, real estate is developing at a fast pace and several gated communities have sprung up all over town.

The city is served by Arthur Siqueira Airport dedicated to general aviation.

History[edit]

The city was founded as Village of New Bragança (Nova Bragança, after Bragança, Portugal) in 1757.

Sports[edit]

In sports, the most notable football (soccer) team in the city is Bragantino, which plays at Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid, and was the 1990 Campeonato Paulista champion and 1991 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up.

The area also has a purportedly good golf course and residential community. Quinta da Baroneza golf course is set within one of the most luxurious condominiums in São Paulo’s surroundings. Inspired by the Scottish links style, Quinta da Baroneza is another masterpiece of US architect Dan Blankenship.

Attractions[edit]

One of the town's main attractions is Taboão Lake (Lago do Taboão), which houses a number of bars and restaurants. The lake gets crowded on the weekends with lots of people both inside and outside the bars. Places to visit include Triarito (formerly Trairagem, a bar beside the lake serving food and snacks), Lago Bier (a bit more upmarket, with an à la carte menu), Porkarias (with Brazilian country music and dancing) and the pubs in the countryside, like Busca Vida and Santa Luzia which are known for alternative music bands.

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