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Coordinates: 23°29′11″S 46°20′55″W / 23.48639°S 46.34861°W / -23.48639; -46.34861

Itaquaquecetuba, São Paulo
First Church of Itaquaquecetuba
First Church of Itaquaquecetuba
Coat of arms of Itaquaquecetuba, São Paulo
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): París
Location of Itaquaquecetuba
Location of Itaquaquecetuba
Coordinates: 23°29′11″S 46°20′55″W / 23.48639°S 46.34861°W / -23.48639; -46.34861
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
 • Mayor Mamoru Nakashima (PTN)
 • Total 81.777 km2 (31.574 sq mi)
Elevation 790 m (2,590 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 334,914
 • 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
Website Itaquaquecetuba

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3][4]


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.[2]

Law and Government[edit]

Itaquaquecetuba's City Hall is located at 267 Avenida Vereador José Fernandes da Silva.[5]


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.


The climate of the city, and across the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, is the Subtropical. Summer is largely little hot and rainy.[6]


  1. ^ "Estimativas - Contagem da População 2007". IBGE. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ a b "História de Itaquaquecetuba". R7 (in Portuguese). Brasil Escola. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Guia da Cidade de Itaquaquecetuba (Portuguese) Retrieved on June 2, 2012
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  5. ^ "Câmara Municipal de Itaquaquecetuba". Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. Institute for Veterinary Public Health. Archived from the original on April 24, 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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