Santo André, São Paulo

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Santo André
Municipality
The Municipality of Santo André
The Municipal Square.
The Municipal Square.
Flag of Santo André
Flag
Coat of arms of Santo André
Coat of arms
Motto: Paulistarum Terra Mater (Latin: Motherland of Paulistians)
Location of Santo André
Location of Santo André
Coordinates: 23°39′26″S 46°32′00″W / 23.65722°S 46.53333°W / -23.65722; -46.53333
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Grana (PT)
Area
 • Total 175 km2 (68 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2010 estimate)[citation needed]
 • Total 704,942
 • Density 3,848.01/km2 (9,966.3/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BDT (UTC-2)
Postal Code 09000-000
Area code(s) +55 11
Website Santo André, São Paulo

Coordinates: 23°39′26″S 46°32′00″W / 23.65722°S 46.53333°W / -23.65722; -46.53333

Santo André (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃twɐ̃ˈdɾɛ], Saint Andrew) is a Brazilian municipality located in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, including a group of municipalities known as Greater ABC Region. Its population in 2010 was 676,407. It occupies an area of 175.7 square kilometers, resulting in a population density of 3,848.01 inhabitants per km².

History[edit]

The settlement, which became a town in 1553, with the name of Santo André da Borda do Campo, experienced rapid growth beginning in the 1930s. It was originally named São Bernardo because the municipality district headquarters were in São Bernardo do Campo, now a city nearby. In 1938, the name was changed to Santo André, as the district government was transferred to Santo André. Industries include chemical engineering, textiles, oil, metal products, metallurgy and printed matter. It is an industrial city, but more than 60% of Santo André's total area are protected by environmental water laws.

In 1867, a railway named the São Paulo Railway Co. or the Estrada de Ferro Santos Jundiaí, made it easier to be reached. In 1954, it became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santo André.

In 2002 the city shot to national prominence with the assassination of serving mayor Celso Daniel, whose murder remains unsolved.

Districts[edit]

Paranapiacaba


Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • Brazilian National Cup Champion in 2004, beating Flamengo in final game at Maracana Stadium in front of more than 80,000 Flamengo fans.
  • Paulista 2nd Division Champions in 1967, 1975, 1981 and 2008.
  • Copa Estado de São Paulo, 2003
  • Copa São Paulo Under-20, 2002
  • Pelé scored his first professional goal ever at Santos Futebol Clube in Santo André Stadium

Volleyball[edit]

  • Men's Volleyball Team - Pirelli Volleyball Club
  • Men's World Club Champion in 1984. Later, the team had his name changed to Shopping ABC
  • Santo André due to a new sponsorship contract signed with Shopping ABC, one of the biggest malls in the city.

Basketball[edit]

  • Men's Basketball Team - Pinheiros Santo André - Plays Paulista League of Basketball

Boxing[edit]

  • Hosts national Olympic team at Pedro Dell'Antonia Gymnasium facilities.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Santo André has city partnerships with the following cities:

Famous people from Santo André[edit]

References[edit]

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