Santo Amaro (district of São Paulo)

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Santo Amaro
Location in the city of São Paulo
Location in the city of São Paulo
Estação Santo Amaro.jpg
Country Brazil
State São Paulo
City São Paulo
 • Type Subprefecture
 • Subprefect Ailton Araujo Brandão
 • Total 15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 52.411
 • Density 3.360/km2 (8.70/sq mi)
HDI 0.943 –high
Website Subprefecture of Santo Amaro

Santo Amaro is a district in the subprefecture of the same name of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It was formerly a separate municipality until 1933, when it was incorporated to the municipality of São Paulo.

It is located in the southern area of the city. It borders the district of Pinheiros to the north, and together the area is known by the locals as the "Brazilian Manhattan" along the Berrini Avenue, due to the very modern buildings, including five star hotels like Hyatt, Melia, and Hilton. Many multinational companies like Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, SAP, Nestlé, Deloitte, Schneider Electric, Accenture and Pfizer have their Brazilian offices in Santo Amaro.

Some of São Paulo's leading upscale shopping malls are located in Santo Amaro. They include Shopping Morumbi, Shopping D&D, and Shopping Marketplace, with Shopping Morumbi in particular being one of the best known malls in Brazil. Cine TAM is located in Shopping Morumbi.

Yacht Club Santo Amaro[edit]

The Yacht Club Santo Amaro was founded in 1930. As part of the Club's 70th anniversary celebrations in 2000, Ernesto Reibel wrote 'Soprando as velas : YCSA 70 anos : Yacht Club Santo Amaro, 1930-2000'[1]


  1. ^ Ernesto Reibel wrote 'Soprando as velas : YCSA 70 anos : Yacht Club Santo Amaro, 1930-2000' Sƒao Paulo, SP : Yacht Club Santo Amaro, c2000.