Location in São Paulo state
|• Total||83.66 km2 (32.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||790 m (2,590 ft)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-03:00 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-02:00 (BRST)|
|Area code||+55 11|
Alumínio (Portuguese meaning aluminum) is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba. The population is 18,061 (2015 est.) in an area of 83.66 km². The elevation is 790 m. Alumínio is located east of Sorocaba and is also a suburban area. The main employer in Alumínio is Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio.
The history of the city starts with the Rodovalho Railway, named after Col. Antônio Proost Rodovalho, owner of a factory in Alumínio. His factory existed until 1920. Alumínio was part of São Roque city until Mairinque was emancipated as an independent city and yet, Alumínio was just a borough of Mairinque. In 1991, Alumínio was emancipated and became a city.
According to the 2000 IBGE Census, the population was 15,252, of which 13,727 are urban and 1,525 are rural. The average life expectancy was 69.03 years. The literacy rate was at 92.89%.
- "Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar nº 1.241, de 8 de maio de 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2015-09-29.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
- (in Portuguese) https://web.archive.org/web/20070929001931/http://www.guiasaoroque.com.br/aluminio/aluminio.htm
- (in Portuguese) http://www.aluminio.sp.gov.br
- (in Portuguese) Alumínio on citybrazil.com.br
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