Barueri

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Barueri
Municipality
Município de Barueri
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Flag of Barueri
Flag
Official seal of Barueri
Seal
Nickname(s): Red flower
Motto(s): Flor vermelha que encanta
Location of Barueri in the state of São Paulo
Location of Barueri in the state of São Paulo
Barueri is located in Brazil
Barueri
Barueri
Location of Barueri in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°30′40″S 46°52′35″W / 23.51111°S 46.87639°W / -23.51111; -46.87639Coordinates: 23°30′40″S 46°52′35″W / 23.51111°S 46.87639°W / -23.51111; -46.87639
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State
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São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionMetropolitan Region of São Paulo
Founded1949
Government
 • MayorRUBENS FURLAN (PSDB)
Area
 • Total65.705 km2 (25.369 sq mi)
Elevation719 m (2,359 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total262,275
 • Density4,000.29/km2 (10,360.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (Brasilia Official Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (Brazilian Daylight Saving Time)
Postal Code16401-000
Area code(s)+55 11
Website[1]

Barueri (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɐˌɾu.eˈɾi] or [baɾweˈɾi]), or Bairueri is a Brazilian municipality in the State of São Paulo located in the northwestern part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[1] The population is 262,275 (2015 est.) in an area of 65.70 km².[2]

Its boundaries are Santana de Parnaíba to the north, Osasco in the east, Carapicuíba in the Southeast, Jandira to the south and southwest and Itapevi the west. The city is served by the trains of line 8 of the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (literally São Paulo Metropolitan Railway Company), (CPTM).

History[edit]

Centro area of Barueri in 1920

Barueri means "Red flower that amazes" in a Tupi–Guarani language. According to historians, the history of Barueri dates back to November 11, 1560 with the establishment of Nossa Senhora Da Escada Chapel by jesuit missionary José de Anchieta and his further settlement. The hamlet grew to the point of the construction, in 1870 of the Sorocabana Railway that initiated its duties in 1875 turning Barueri into an important point of connection between São Paulo, Santana de Parnaíba and Pirapora do Bom Jesus. Still belonging to the city of Santana de Parnaíba, Barueri was established as an independent city on December 24, 1948 due to its growth. In 1964, the city's territory shrank to two thirds of its original size when Carapicuíba emancipated from it.

Economy[edit]

Companies like Azul Brazilian Airlines, AES Eletropaulo, Cielo, Redecard, DASA, Walmart Brasil and others have their headquarters in Barueri.

Sports[edit]

The most notable football (soccer) club in the city is Grêmio Barueri, which plays at Arena Barueri, and as of 2009, it is competing in the Brazilian top league. But in February 2010 the team was moved to Presidente Prudente, a city that is located in western São Paulo (state). After moving to Presidente Prudente the team's new home stadium was Estádio Eduardo José Farah, which has a maximum capacity of 44,414 people.

At the same time Campinas Futebol Clube, relocated to Barueri and became Sport Club Barueri.[citation needed]

In 2006, some 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women basketball matches were hosted at the city's Barueri Arena, which is an indoor sporting arena.

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