Cananéia

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Município da Estância Balneária de Cananeia
Cananéia
Flag of Município da Estância Balneária de Cananeia
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Official seal of Município da Estância Balneária de Cananeia
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Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
Coordinates: 25°00′53″S 47°55′36″W / 25.01472°S 47.92667°W / -25.01472; -47.92667Coordinates: 25°00′53″S 47°55′36″W / 25.01472°S 47.92667°W / -25.01472; -47.92667
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Settled August 12, 1892
Government
 • Mayor Geraldo Carlos Carneiro Filho (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 1,242.010 km2 (479.543 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 12,377
 • Density 11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.775 – medium[2]
Website www.cananeia.sp.gov.br

Cananéia is the southernmost city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, near to where the Tordesilhas Line passed. The population in 2008 was 12,377 and the area is 1,242.010 km². The elevation is 8 m. The city of Cananéia is host to the Dr. João de Paiva Carvalho research base belonging to the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo. Ilha do Cardoso is also located there.

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