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Flag of Matão
Official seal of Matão
Nickname(s): Cidade Canção (City of Song) and Terra de Saudade (Land of Longing)
Location in the State of São Paulo
Location in the State of São Paulo
Location of Matão
Coordinates: 21°36′10″S 48°21′57″W / 21.60278°S 48.36583°W / -21.60278; -48.36583
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Founded August 27, 1898
Elevation 585 m (1,919 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Density 141.2/km2 (366/sq mi)
 • Metro 77,682
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.806 –high
Website City of Matão

Coordinates: 21°36′12″S 48°21′57″W / 21.60333°S 48.36583°W / -21.60333; -48.36583 Matão is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2004 is 75,929 and the area is 528.44 km². The elevation is 585 m.


Corpus Christi (Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ) Feast[edit]

Matão is one of the Brazilian cities renowned for its Corpus Christi festivities, which have been celebrated since 1948. On this day streets of the city are decorated with temporary "rugs" made of crushed colored glass, coffee powder, and other materials in preparation for a religious procession. These rugs feature religious and municipal scenes and colorful floral and geometric designs.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Tourism - Typical Parties", Portal do Governo do Estado de São Paulo (official state website)
  2. ^ (Portuguese) Prefeitura de Matão (official municipal website)

External links[edit]

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