Boituva

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Boituva
Municipality
Flag of Boituva
Flag
Coat of arms of Boituva
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): National Skydive Capital
Motto: Fides, Labor, Hospitalitas (Latin: Fidelity, Work, Hospitality)
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Boituva is located in Brazil
Boituva
Boituva
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°17′0″S 47°40′20″W / 23.28333°S 47.67222°W / -23.28333; -47.67222Coordinates: 23°17′0″S 47°40′20″W / 23.28333°S 47.67222°W / -23.28333; -47.67222
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Sorocaba
Area
 • Total 248.97 km2 (96.13 sq mi)
Elevation 637 m (2,090 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 55,725
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Website boituva.sp.gov.br

Boituva is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba.[1] The population is 55,725 (2015 est.) in an area of 248.97 km².[2] The elevation is 637 metres.

It is known as the "National Skydive Capital". In Tupi, Boituva means "many snakes".

Short history[edit]

The first inhabitants that formed the settlement called at that time Boituva Fields, began settling here in the late 18th century according to official history.

Some scholars affirm that the pioneers of Boituva arrived by train, the former Sorocabana Railway. Others, however assert that the first inhabitants were ex-workers of the then extinct iron smeltery on Ipanema farm, thus closed, forcing them to acquire neighboring lands.

In the second or third decade Boituva gained fame – and is known until today – as The Land of Pineapple, since the first culture on a large scale was pineapple. The quality of the fruit was such that it was awarded a gold medal in a national level exposition, realized in São Paulo, thus emerging the Boituvana variety of pineapple.

The political-administrative emancipation of Boituva occurred on September 6, 1937, the date of which is now commemorated with the celebration known as Boituvana.

Hymn[edit]

(in Portuguese) (Music and lyrics by Roberto Resendo Camargo)

No antigo bairro "Campo de Boituva", desbravadores chegando aqui
Chamaram-te "Mboy-tuba" - muitas cobras, na lingua indígena tupí
A terra abençoada e prometida da fé que faz a força do labor
Da hospitalidade e o dom de bem servir
Ao próximo com muito amor!
(Chorus)
Boituva, boituva, terra onde reside a paz...
Quem chegou ficou, quem partiu chorou,
E não te esquece nunca mais!
O trem de ferro da "Sorocabana" fez o progresso chegar aqui...
Na época a cidade criou fama com as lavouras do abacaxi,
Depois o algodão e hoje a cana, são frutos do teu solo produtor,
Uniram-se a industria e o comércio aos ideais do agricultor.
(Chorus)
As chácaras, o camping, as fazendas, os grandes haras, tudo isso faz
Àqueles que procuram o aconchego, em teu sossego buscar a paz...
O centro do civil paraquedismo, O polo do turismo e do lazer...
Boituva nós sentimos ufanismo: é ótimo seu filho ser.
(Chorus)
O povo te dedica uma semana: a "Boituvana" que é tradição...
A "Águia da Castelo" se engalana e te proclama com emoção.
E ao comemorar seis de setembro, relembra teu passado triunfal,
E faz do seu presente uma certeza:
Que hoje és glória regional!
(Chorus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística

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