Suzano

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City of Suzano
Downtown of Suzano
Downtown of Suzano
Flag of City of Suzano
Flag
Coat of arms of City of Suzano
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Cidade das Flores (City of Flowers)
Location of Suzano
Location of Suzano
Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Founded April 2, 1949 [1]
Government
 • Mayor Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB)
Area[2]
 • Total 206 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation 749.43 m (2,458.76 ft)
Population (2007)[3]
 • Total 268,777
 • Density 1,304.74/km2 (3,379.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0,775 – medium
Website Suzano City

Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083 Suzano is a city in São Paulo, Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. The population in 2004 was 272,452 and the area is 206 km². The elevation is 749 m.

Suzano has a large Japanese Brazilian population. It consists of a large downtown area surrounded by residential areas. There are three main roads that travel through the downtown section. One of them is a one-way street (northbound), and two are one-way streets (southbound). It was named after the engineer who built the train station.

Suzano is an important industrial center today, although it was originally agricultural.

Many soldiers who fought in Italy's Monte Castelo in World War II were from Suzano.

A medium sized, average shopping mall, city hall, train station, frequent bus routes, and a number of tall office/residential buildings are features of this city.

In comparison with neighboring cities, Suzano has a quite few tall buildings. Most of the city's buildings were built in the 1990s.

Law and government[edit]

Seat of the city hall of Suzano

Suzano's City Hall is located in the Baruel Street in the downtown of the city.

Mayors of Suzano[edit]

  • 1993-1996 - Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [4]
  • 1997-2000 - Estevam Galvão (PFL) [5]
  • 2001-2004 - Estevam Galvão (PFL) [6]
  • 2005-2008 - Marcelo Cândido (PT) [7]
  • 2009-2012 - Marcelo Cândido(PT) [8]
  • 2013-2016 - Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [9]

Transportation[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Suzano has one train station that is part of CPTM line 11.

Roads[edit]

Suzano is crossed by three highways:

  • SP-31 Índio Tibiriçá Highway
  • SP-66 João Afonso Highway
  • SP-70 Ayrton Senna Highway
  • SP-88 Rodovia Mogi-Dutra Highway
  • SP-21 Rodoanel Leste Gov. Mario Covas Highway

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