Osasco

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Osasco
Municipality
The Municipality of
Osasco
Roman Catholic Diocese of Osasco; Osasco; Museu Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud; Teatro Municipal de Osasco; Monumento do Trabalhador; Viaduto Reinaldo de Oliveira; Osasco general overview.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Osasco; Osasco; Museu Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud; Teatro Municipal de Osasco; Monumento do Trabalhador; Viaduto Reinaldo de Oliveira; Osasco general overview.
Flag of Osasco
Flag
Official seal of Osasco
Seal
Nickname(s): Oz
Motto: "Urbs labor"  (Latin)
"Work city"
SaoPaulo Municip Osasco.svg
Osasco is located in Brazil
Osasco
Osasco
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°31′58″S 46°47′58″W / 23.53278°S 46.79944°W / -23.53278; -46.79944Coordinates: 23°31′58″S 46°47′58″W / 23.53278°S 46.79944°W / -23.53278; -46.79944
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Founded February 19, 1962
Government
 • Mayor [1] (PT)
Area
 • Municipality 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
 • Metro 7,943.818 km2 (3,067.125 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Municipality 718,643
 • Density 10,981.2/km2 (28,441/sq mi)
 • Metro 19,889,559
Demonym osasquense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code (CEP) 06000-000
Area code(s) +55 11
HDI (2000) 0,818–high[2]
Website Osasco, São Paulo

Osasco (Portuguese pronunciation: [oˈzasku]) is a municipality in São Paulo State, Brazil, is located in the Greater São Paulo[3] and ranking 5th in population among São Paulo municipalities. The current mayor is Antonio Jorge Pereira Lapas (PT). The population in 2008 was 713,066, the density is 10,970/km² and the total area is 65 km². It is among the world more dense cities, similar in density to Tokyo and New York City. It's considered the major urban centre of the Western portion of the Greater São Paulo. It used to be a district of São Paulo City until February 19, 1962, when Osasco became a municipality of its own. In 1989 the city became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Osasco.

History[edit]

Pre-Columbian era[edit]

The region that is now Osasco was inhabited by indigenous Tupi-Guaraní people.

Colonial Brazil[edit]

Bandeirantes lived in the region that is now Osasco, then called "vila de Quitaúna". The famous "bandeirante" Antonio Raposo Tavares lived there.

Early modern period[edit]

Osasco Station in 1910
Antônio Giuseppe Agù
Sensaud de Lavaud in his Fixed-wing aircraft in Osasco.

Osasco was founded, in the 19th century, by the Italian immigrant Antonio Agù (currently the name of one of the main streets in Osasco). He came from the commune Osasco in the province of Turin.To Help of the Baron Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud. Osasco is said to be the place of the first heavier-than-air flight in Latin America. Immigrants from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ireland, Armenia (Trade), Lebanon (Trade), Israel (Trade) and Japan (Rural) came to Osasco in the period.

Independence[edit]

Osasco became autonomous from the city of São Paulo on February 19, 1962.

Some widely known events after the autonomy[edit]

Strike of the Cobrasma factory (1968), explosion of the Osasco Plaza Shopping (1996).

Economy[edit]

View of downtown Osasco

Osasco was an industrial city, but there was industrial decentralization to other regions and today the city is moving toward the shopping and services. Osasco is headquarters of Bradesco the third largest bank in Brazil. Currently there are large companies with a presence as Natura, Coca-Cola, Carrefour, Wal-Mart, Colgate-Palmolive and many others. Osasco is the tenth richest city in the country. GDP of Osasco: R$ 30 024 366,200 mil.[4]

Main Companies[edit]

Market city[edit]

Shopping Malls[edit]

Super Shopping Osasco
Shopping União de Osasco
Osasco Plaza Shopping
  • Shopping União de Osasco
  • Osasco Plaza Shopping
  • Super Shopping Osasco
  • Americanas Shopping
  • Shopping Galeria
  • Fantasy Shopping

Banks[edit]

Caixa Bank
Osasco City

Sport[edit]

Sports clubs[edit]

Sports competitions[edit]

  • Racing of Saint Antônio
  • University games
  • Racing and walk - Marketing Sports
  • Osasco went prime city make Circuito Running for Nature, racing and walk (SportsFuse).

Geography[edit]

Is an average elevation of 792 meters and 65 km² of area. [5] Its boundaries are São Paulo to the north, east and south, Cotia to the southwest, Carapicuíba and Barueri to the west and Santana de Parnaíba to the northwest.

Center of Osasco

Climate[edit]

As in almost all the metropolitan area of São Paulo, the climate is subtropical, specifically humid subtropical. Little hot summer and rainy mild winter and categories. The average annual temperature is around 18 °C, being the month of July the coldest (average 12 °C) and warmest February (average 30 °C). The annual rainfall is around 1400 mm.[6]

Osasco
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
248
 
27
18
 
 
232
 
27
18
 
 
160
 
27
18
 
 
82
 
25
16
 
 
59
 
23
13
 
 
55
 
22
12
 
 
43
 
22
11
 
 
41
 
23
12
 
 
69
 
24
14
 
 
127
 
25
15
 
 
130
 
26
16
 
 
137
 
26
17
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Climate data for Osasco (1962 - 1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.2
(93.6)
34.6
(94.3)
33.6
(92.5)
31.3
(88.3)
29.8
(85.6)
28.9
(84)
29.3
(84.7)
33
(91)
37.4
(99.3)
34.4
(93.9)
35.2
(95.4)
35.7
(96.3)
37.4
(99.3)
Average high °C (°F) 27.4
(81.3)
28
(82)
27.3
(81.1)
25.1
(77.2)
23
(73)
21.7
(71.1)
21.8
(71.2)
23.3
(73.9)
23.9
(75)
24.7
(76.5)
25.9
(78.6)
26.3
(79.3)
24.5
(76.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.2
(72)
22.4
(72.3)
21.7
(71.1)
19.8
(67.6)
17.6
(63.7)
16.4
(61.5)
15.8
(60.4)
17.1
(62.8)
17.8
(64)
19
(66)
20.3
(68.5)
21.2
(70.2)
18.5
(65.3)
Average low °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
18.8
(65.8)
18.2
(64.8)
16.3
(61.3)
13.9
(57)
12.3
(54.1)
11.7
(53.1)
12.8
(55)
13.9
(57)
15.3
(59.5)
16.5
(61.7)
17.8
(64)
14.5
(58.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
11.2
(52.2)
10.9
(51.6)
6
(43)
5.2
(41.4)
0.9
(33.6)
0.2
(32.4)
−2.2
(28)
2.1
(35.8)
4.2
(39.6)
6.9
(44.4)
7.3
(45.1)
−2.2
(28)
Precipitation cm (inches) 24
(9.4)
25
(9.8)
16
(6.3)
8
(3.1)
7
(2.8)
6
(2.4)
4
(1.6)
3
(1.2)
7
(2.8)
13
(5.1)
14
(5.5)
19
(7.5)
146
(57.5)
Source: INMET - Clima[7]

Geopolitics[edit]

Osasco ranks 5th among São Paulo municipalities by population, with 718,643 residents as of 2008. The city also plays an important role in the state's industry, education and media, hosting prominent schools, universities and TV stations.

Panorama of Osasco.

Demography[edit]

Elevation demography in Osasco
  • Total: 652.593 inhabitants, 2000.
    • Urban: 652.593
    • Rural: 0
  • Demographic density (hab./km²): 10.055,36

(Source: IPEA data)

Changing demographics of the city of Osasco

Source: IBAM

Ethnicity[edit]

Ethnic groups Percent
White 66.3%
Black 4.5%
Pardo (Brown) 27.5%
Asian 0.8%
Amerindian 0.2%

Source: IBGE

Religion[edit]

Main article: Religion in Brazil
Religion Percentage Number
Catholic 64,75% 422.553
Protestant 20.54% 134.042
No religion 9.33% 60.886
Kardecist 0.90% 5.873
Buddhist 0,23% 1.500
Jewish 0,04% 261

Source: IBGE 2000

Hidrography[edit]

Main Neighborhoods[edit]

Osasco, southern view. Neighborhoods of Bela Vista and Vila Yara in the rear
Cidade de Deus Neighborhood
Umuarama Neighborhood
Bela Vista Neighborhood
Centre of Osasco, the city's commercial center and home to the "Calçadão" (Great Sidewalk), one of the largest popular commerce centers in the world.
Vila Yara Neighborhood, Osasco's economic and monetary center
Industrial Altino Neighborhood

Transportation[edit]

Osasco train


Osasco due to its proximity to São Paulo, has a transit similar to the state capital, that is one of the more you carry the world. In the city can be found means of road and rail.

Main Streets[edit]

  • Avenida dos Autonomistas
    Avenida dos Autonomistas
  • Viaduto Reinaldo de Oliveira
    Viaduto Reinaldo de Oliveira
  • Avenida Maria Campos
    Arco de Osasco, the city's landmark
  • Avenida Bussocaba/Avenida Prefeito Hirant Sanazar
  • Viaduto Presidente Tancredo Neves
  • Avenida Presidente Médici
  • Avenida Getúlio Vargas
  • Avenida Visconde de Nova Granada/Avenida Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
  • Avenida Santo Antônio
  • Avenida Antônio Carlos Costa
  • Rua da Estação
  • Avenida Pedro Pinho
  • Avenida João de Andrade
  • Avenida Sarah Veloso
  • Complexo Viário Fuad Auada
  • Avenida Hilário Pereira de Souza
  • Avenida Franz Voegelli
  • Avenida Benedito Alves Turíbio
  • Avenida Giuseppe Sacco
  • Avenida Padre Vicente Mellilo/Avenida Prestes Maia
  • Avenida Novo Osasco

Train[edit]

It is linked by CPTM rapid transit to São Paulo by the 8 and 9 [8] train lines.

Roads[edit]

Road Castelo Branco in Osasco

Roads of Osasco:

Airports of São Paulo[edit]

Congonhas Airport
Campo de Marte Airport
Cumbica Airport

São Paulo has two main airports:

Companies of bus[edit]

  • Viação Osasco
  • Auto Viação Urubupungá

Bus station[edit]

  • Terminus Amador Aguiar (Vila Yara)
  • Terminus Largo de Osasco
  • Bus station of Osasco

Media[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Newsweb[edit]

Radio[edit]

    • Nova Difusora 1540 AM e;
    • Rádio Iguatemi AM.
    • Radio Terra FM.
    • Osascoradioweb

Channel[edit]

SBT

Government[edit]

Executive[edit]

Mayors of Osasco:

Educational[edit]

UNIFIEO
Faculdade Anhanguera
FAC-FITO
UNIBAN
UNIFESP
Fundação Bradesco
College Marechal Bittencout

Colleges and universities[edit]

Culture[edit]

Teatro Municipal de Osasco
Centro de Eventos Pedro Bortolosso
Espaço Cultural Grande Otello
Casa do Violeiro de Brasil

Libraries[edit]

Theatres[edit]

Spaces of culture[edit]

  • Centro de Eventos Pedro Bortolosso

Museums[edit]

Scholls of educational in culture[edit]

  • Escola de Artes César Antonio Salvi

House of events the culture[edit]

  • Casa de Angola
  • Casa do Violeiro do Brasil

Leisure and natural environment[edit]

Chico Mendes Park
  • Parque Ecológico Nelson Vilha Dias
  • Parque Municipal Dionísio Alvares Mateos
  • Parque Municipal Chico Mendes
  • Parque Clóvis Assaf
  • Park of Lazer Antônio Temporim
  • Parque Ecológico Jardim Piratininga

Health[edit]

AACD

Hospitals:

  • AACD Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente
  • Hospital Cruzeiro do Sul
  • Hospital e Maternidade Amador Aguiar
  • Hospital e Maternidade João Paulo II
  • Hospital Montreal S/A
  • Hospital Municipal Antônio Gíglio
  • Hospital Dr. Vivaldo Martins Simões ( Regional )
  • Hospital e Maternidade Sino Brasileiro

Notable Osasquenses[edit]

Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva, football player
  • Adriana Nascimento, actress
  • André Lima Pedro, football player
  • Antonio Agù, founder
  • Bruno Caboclo, basketball player
  • Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva, football player
  • Cristiano Lima da Silva, football player
  • Eduardo Marques de Jesus Passos, football player
  • Eduardo Rodrigues, TV Encyclopedia/Gentleman/Squared Gol preparator
  • Fábio de Toledo Pereira, notable Computer Scientist
  • Guitom Santa Cruz, musician
  • Hirant Sanazar, politician
  • Igor Nascimento Soares, football player
  • Jair da Costa, football player
  • José Bonifácio de Oliveira Sobrinho, businessman
  • Júlio Santos, football player
  • Júlio Terceiro, football player
  • Kléber Giacomance de Souza Freitas, football player
  • Manoel Leão, journalist
  • Paulinho Kobayashi, football player
  • Silas Bortolosso, politician
  • Silvio Pereira, sociologist
  • Sônia Lima, actress
  • Vágner Benazzi, football player
  • Vítor Maldonado Lionize, legendary prosecutor
  • Zezeh Barbosa, actress

Sister cities[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • SANAZAR, Hirant. Osasco - Sua história, sua gente: Osasco, ed. do author, 2003.
  • FAVARÃO, Mazé (apres.). Osasco conta sua história através dos bairros: Osasco, Secretaria de Educação, 2007.
  • METROVICHE, Eduardo (org.). Osasco - Um século de fotografia: Osasco, Maxprint Editora, 2007.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Osasco travel guide from Wikivoyage