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.
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