Bertioga

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Município da Estância Balneária de Bertioga
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Location of Bertioga
Location of Bertioga
Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Baixada Santista
Government
 • Mayor José Mauro Dedemo Orlandini
Area
 • Total 490.15 km2 (189.25 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 56,555
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2010) 0.730 high
Website Bertioga City Hall

Bertioga is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo in the Baixada Santista. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista.[2]

The population is 56,555 (2015 est.) in an area of 490.15 km².[1] Because it neighbors resort towns, its population fluctuates greatly with the seasons. The more northern parts are dense forests and are virtually unpopulated. The municipality was created in 1995. Prior to that it was a part of Santos.

The municipality contains the 9,312 hectares (23,010 acres) Restinga de Bertioga State Park, created in 2010 to protect an area of mangroves, restinga and dense rainforest.[3] Its limits are Mogi das Cruzes, Biritiba-Mirim and Salesópolis in the north, São Sebastião in the east, Atlantic Ocean to the south with Ilha de Santo Amaro (opposite to the city) and Santos in the west.

In 1979 Bertioga was the site of the death of Dr. Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 815
  3. ^ Parque Estadual Restinga de Bertioga (in Portuguese), Fundação Florestal - Governo do Estado de São Paulo, retrieved 2017-01-17 
  4. ^ Gibson, Kenneth (31 March 2012). Killer Doctors: The Ultimate Betrayal of Trust. Neil Wilson Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-906476-59-5. 

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