Santo André, São Paulo
|The Municipality of Santo André|
|Motto: Paulistarum Terra Mater (Latin: Motherland of Paulistians)|
Location of Santo André
|• Mayor||Aidan Ravin (PTB)|
|• Total||175 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||700 m (2,300 ft)|
|• Density||3,816.52/km2 (9,884.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BDT (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||+55 11|
|Website||Santo André, São Paulo|
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 2009 was 673,396. It occupies an area of 175 square kilometers, resulting in a population density of 3,816.52 inhabitants per km ².
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 2002 the city shot to national prominence with the assassination of serving mayor Celso Daniel, whose murder remains unsolved.
- Distrito Sede - Santo André
- Distrito de Utinga - Santo André
- Distrito de Capuava - Santo André
- Soccer Team - Esporte Clube Santo André, the football (soccer) team of the city.
- City Stadium - Estádio Bruno José Daniel - Capacity: 15.157
Titles: 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
- 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.
- Men's Basketball Team - Pinheiros Santo André - Plays Paulista League of Basketball
- Boxing - Hosts national olympic team at Pedro Dell'Antonia Gymnasium facilities.
Twin towns — sister cities
Santo André has city partnerships with the following cities:
- Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
- Chengde, the People's Republic of China
- Pilsen, Czech Republic
- Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
- Takasaki, Japan
Famous people from Santo André
- Lucélia Santos
- Edson Cordeiro
- Diego Hypólito
- Daniele Hypólito
- Luiz Sacilotto
- Marcelo Takashima
- Angélica Ksyvickis
- Alexandre Lima de Araújo
- Milena Toscano
- Danilo Gentili
- "Estimativas - Contagem da População 2007". IBGE. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- (Portuguese) Santo André City Hall
||São Caetano do Sul||São Paulo||Mauá, Ribeirão Pires, Rio Grande da Serra and Suzano|
|São Caetano do Sul||Mogi das Cruzes|
|São Bernardo do Campo||Santos||Cubatão and Santos|