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Municipality of Sertãozinho
Flag of Sertãozinho
Official seal of Sertãozinho
Motto: Fides et Labor
Location of Sertãozinho
Location of Sertãozinho
Coordinates: 21°10′42″S 47°48′24″W / 21.17833°S 47.80667°W / -21.17833; -47.80667
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
 • Mayor Nério Costa (PPS)
 • Municipality 418.803 km2 (161.701 sq mi)
Elevation 579 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Metro 128.632
Postal code 16000-000
HDI (2000) 0.833 – high
Website Sertãozinho, São Paulo

Coordinates: 21°08′17″S 47°59′26″W / 21.13806°S 47.99056°W / -21.13806; -47.99056 Sertãozinho is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. 325 km distant from São Paulo and 702 km from Brasília.

The municipality comprises the city of Sertaozinho and two districts: Cruz das Posses e Vila Garcia. It is among the most populous cities in the state of São Paulo. Sertaozinho ranks seventh among Brazilian cities for quality of life. The population is estimated to be 130,000.


Sertãozinho was founded in mid-1877. At that time, Antonio Pedroso Malachi, one of the joint owners of the farm Sertãozinho, built his homestead, making donation of 12 acres (49,000 m2) and a half of land around Vila Nossa Senhora Aparecida, named after the patroness saint of Brazil, Lady Aparecida. A chapel in honor of Saint Mary, invoked under that name, was built on 21 de Abril Plaza. With other donations that have joined the Malachi of Antonio Pedroso, equity reached 148 acres (0.60 km2). The lands of Finance Sertãozinho, whose ownership was effective for nearly a century, the backland Antonio Jose Rodrigues, Manoel Jacinto Bridge and the African Father Chico, only began to be divided among the tenants after Malachi built the chapel. The core of the village was elevated to District of Peace on 10 March 1885, by Law No. 31, with the name of the Town of Ali Sertãozinho the city by Law No. 463 of 5 December 1896, having been installed on April 21, 1897.

On October 26, 1906, by Law No. 1018, the District was created, and the installation took place on 12 December of that year. Dr. Renato Silveira da Motta was then the first judge, ruling the local region courts, as well as Sertãozinho. The first name was Capela de Sertãozinho, after that, Engenho de Nossa Senhora Aparecida do Sertaozinho, Aparecida de Sertãozinho, and finally, Sertãozinho. There are two cycles in the economic life of the city: the coffee era, which prevailed until about 1936, and the sugar cane one, which continues up to today and is the responsible for most source of income in the municipality.


  • Total: 418,803 km²
  • Metro: 265 km² Km²
  • Rural: 253,118 km²


Historic population
Year Population

1940 48.609
1960 61.287
1980 88.245
2000 94.560
2010 110.094

Ethnic groups[edit]

More than half the population is of Italian descent. With others being Spanish, Lebanese, Syrian, Portuguese, African, Germans, Japanese and others of mixed background.

Colour/Race Percentage
White Brazilian 78,7%
Afro Brazilian 4,2%
Pardos 15,7%
Asian Brazilian 0,8%

Fonte: Censo 2000

  • Total: 110.999
  • Rural: 1.664


Sertãozinho have a lot communications systems:

Radio stations

  • Nativa FM (Native FM)
  • Conquista FM (Conquest FM)
  • Mais FM (More FM)
  • Nova Gospel FM (New Gospel FM)
  • Comunitária FM (Community FM)
  • Novo Milênio FM (New Millennium FM)
  • Boa Vontade FM (Goodwill FM)

Television stations

  • STZ TV
  • TVE Sertãozinho (Educational Television)
  • Rede de Televisão Boa vontade (Television Network Goodwill)
  • TV Câmara Sertãozinho (TV Camara Sertãozinho)


  • Agora Sertãozinho (Now Sertãozinho)
  • Momento (Moment)
  • Momento Atual (Current Days)
  • Pinga Fogo (Official Pinga Fogo)
  • Classificados&Cia (Classifieds & Cia)
  • Jornal do Farol (Beacon Journal)

Urban Development[edit]

Sertãozinho has always been at the forefront of the national and state economies, but nothing compared to what is happening in recent years. The city has been rapidly developing as it has received investments in various segments. Following, are some projects that are happening or have been introduced in each region of the city.

Southern Zone[edit]

Several condominium are being built around the city. There are new stores on Avenida Atilio Balbo, urban development projects, and the expansion of streets and avenues. Savegnago supermarket network may build a unit in the region. The construction of the largest Christ the Redeemer statue in the country is being built and car dealerships are betting that region. Anhanguera University and the Institute of São Paulo also present.

Eastern Zone[edit]

The Ceagesp vegetables and grains market opened its plant in Sertãozinho. New subdivisions are being made, new schools and Multi-Sports Complex and popular home are also being made in this region. The Carrefour Group opened a supermarket unit at Day in the Garden Santa Barbara.

Northern Zone[edit]

New parks are being made in this region. The Ecological Park Gustavo Simioni is in this region and the new stadium Sertãozinho Football Club will be built in the northern zone. The expansion of the northern districts is greater than all other regions of the city. Group supermarkets are investing in this region. The City is building another tower between the avenues Hideo Takada and Aegisthus Sichieri.

West Zone[edit]

The largest sugar and alcohol plant in the world is based here. CPFL has just opened a subway stop in the industrial district. The trade grows very fast, and famous companies are betting that trade, especially in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida section. Business District 4 is under construction.


The Sertãozinho Center is the 3rd largest in the region. Famous groups opened their branches in the center of Sertãozinho, 21 de abril square was revitalized, and new residential buildings are under construction,as well as new banking units, magazines, and the Ricoy supermarket network opened a unit in the area. Habib's fast food network will open a unit between the avenues Paschoal Antonio Afonso Sichieri and Aegisthus. A new Bus Terminal is being built. Savegnago supermarkets has its flagship store located at Avenida Antônio Paschoal. The Golden & Green Palace, has been completely renovated and an international hotel network is being built.


The only active railway in the northeastern São Paulo state is in Sertãozinho. It is a tourist line.


Promotional models on the Fenasucro fair 2010

Sertãozinho is one of the biggest ethanol (ethyl alcohol) producers in the world. Every year, during 4 days in September, the city hosts the most important fair of technology on production of ethanol and sugarcane in the world, sponsored by Fenasucro & Agrocana.

Sertãozinho is living an economic boom. The city has more than 500 industry factories and a high HDI (Human Development Index): 0,833.


There are two popular sports in the city, football and roller hockey. Sertãozinho Futebol Clube is the city's soccer team, and Sertãozinho Hóquei Clube is the city's roller hockey club. Sertãozinho Hóquei Clube has won several national titles.


  • The Municipal Theater Olympia Professor Adami Faria de Aguiar is one of the largest theaters in the country.
  • The city is the capital of Ethanol
  • Is the 7th best city to live in Brazil
  • One of the cities that are involved in national economy
  • Presents serious problems of traffic, especially in times pic


  • Gallery Baron
  • Mini Shopping Sertãozinho
  • Shopping City
  • Mall Shopping Center


Sertãozinho has four Sub City Halls:

  • Ferroviário Paschoal (Portuguese for Rail Paschoal)
  • Parque dos Ipês (Portuguese Park of Ipês)
  • Vila Garcia (Portuguese for Vila Garcia)
  • Cruz das Posses (Portuguese for Cruz Posses)


  • Stadium Frederick Dalmaso- 21 hundred
  • Stadium Adelino Furtado Simioni - 10 hundred
  • Stadium Arnaldo Bonini - 5 hundred
  • Stadium Comendador Alcídio Balbo - 15 hundred

Olympic Centers[edit]

  • Olympic Center Silvério Selli
  • Olympic Center Edgard Dega Gonçalves
  • Olympic Center Maria Rodrigues Zeferina Baldaia


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