|Itaquaquecetuba, São Paulo|
|• Mayor||Mamoru Nakashima (PTN)|
|• Total||81.777 km2 (31.574 sq mi)|
|Elevation||790 m (2,590 ft)|
|• Density||4,095.45/km2 (10,607.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|HDI (2000)||0,744 – medium|
Itaquaquecetuba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, with an estimated 2006 population of 352,755 (density 4,313.46/km²). It has an area of 82 km² and sits at an elevation of 790 m. The city's name derives from the Tupi language.
The municipality was founded between 1560 and 1563 by Jesuits led by Father José de Anchieta, among native villages near the Rio Tiete, beginning with the Catholic chapel of Our Lady of Acute, which was established by Father José. The settlement saw little development, and was almost deserted by the early twentieth century. Until 1958 the city was a district of Mogi das Cruzes. Following the emancipation of the municipality that year, the first Mayor, Victorio Eugenio Deliberato, began a campaign of industrial development that had great geographic and economic impact on Itaquaquecetuba in the decades to come.
The origin of the city dates back to Itaquaquecetuba of the twelve villages founded by the Jesuit priest José de Anchieta, in his long stay in Brazil. Its creation is due to the then president of the province, José Bernardo Pinto Peixoto Hawk, named village of Our Lady of Help, on September 7, 1560, being established in the River Tietê, to catechize the guaianases.
Law and Government
Itaquaquecetuba's City Hall is located in the Eugênio Victório Deliberato Avenue in the downtown of the city.
The name adopted at this time of Tupi, was from its first form taquaquicé-tube, whose full meaning is "place of abundant bamboo sharp as knives"
The city is served by CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos) via line 12.
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- (Portuguese) Itaquaquecetuba City Hall
|Guarulhos and São Paulo||Mogi das Cruzes|
|Suzano, Poá and São Paulo|