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View of downtown Arujá
View of downtown Arujá
Flag of Arujá
Coat of arms of Arujá
Coat of arms
Location of Arujá
Location of Arujá
Arujá is located in Brazil
Location of Arujá
Coordinates: 23°23′48″S 46°19′16″W / 23.39667°S 46.32111°W / -23.39667; -46.32111Coordinates: 23°23′48″S 46°19′16″W / 23.39667°S 46.32111°W / -23.39667; -46.32111
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region São Paulo
 • Mayor Abel José Larini (PR)
 • Total 96.17 km2 (37.13 sq mi)
Elevation 755 m (2,477 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 83,939
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0,788 medium
Residential street in Arujá, July 2011

Arujá is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[2] The population is 83,939 (2015 est.) in an area of 96.17 km².[1] Its boundaries are Santa Isabel in the north and the northeast, Mogi das Cruzes in the southeast, Itaquaquecetuba in the south and Guarulhos to the west and the northwest.

The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3]


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