Santana de Parnaíba

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Church in Santana de Parnaíba
Old center of Santana de Parnaíba

Coordinates: 23°26′38″S 46°55′04″W / 23.44389°S 46.91778°W / -23.44389; -46.91778 Santana de Parnaíba is a state and municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2003 was 86,247 and the area is 184 km². It was founded in 1625 near the Tietê river.

The latter part of its name is a native Indian word. 'Parnaíba' means rocky river.

It was founded by Susana Dias, an important Bandeirante (Brazilian pioneers) wife.