Baixada Santista is an official metropolitan area (Região metropolitana) on the coast of the São Paulo state originally centered on the port city of Santos. Its administrative center is located at Santos, because local economics and politics revolves around that city. Due to its nearby fine beaches and proximity to São Paulo city (40 minutes away), suburban cities in Baixada Santista have become a getaway destination and even a virtual suburb of São Paulo.
The region has a total area of 2,372 km². Although it covers less than 1% of the state's total area (248,800 km²), its one of the most populated areas in the state. Its population is 1,586,146.
|Administrative division||Area (km²)||Population 2000 Census||Population (2010 Census)||Population density 2010 (/km²)|
|Baixada Santista (Metropolitan Santos)||2,271.3||1,476,820||1,663,085||732|
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