Mogi Guaçu

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Mogi Guaçu
Municipality
Flag of Mogi Guaçu
Flag
Coat of arms of Mogi Guaçu
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Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Mogi Guaçu is located in Brazil
Mogi Guaçu
Mogi Guaçu
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°22′19″S 46°56′31″W / 22.37194°S 46.94194°W / -22.37194; -46.94194Coordinates: 22°22′19″S 46°56′31″W / 22.37194°S 46.94194°W / -22.37194; -46.94194
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Government
 • Mayor Walter Caveanha (2013–2017)
Area
 • Total 813 km2 (314 sq mi)
Elevation 591 m (1,939 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 147,233
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 13840-000
Area code +55 19
Website www.mogiguacu.sp.gov.br

Mogi Guaçu is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 147,233 (2015 est.) in an area of 813 km².[1] The city is at an average elevation (above sea level) of 591 m. Mogi Guaçu is a place name that probably originates from the Tupi language. It means "large river of snakes".[2] The city was founded on April 9, 1877.

The municipality contains the 469 hectares (1,160 acres) Mogi-Guaçu Biological Reserve, a fully protected conservation area created in 1942.[3]

Sister Cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ NAVARRO, E. A. Dicionário de tupi antigo: a língua indígena clássica do Brasil. São Paulo. Global. 2013. p. 588.
  3. ^ Núcleo de Pesquisa Reserva Biológica de Mogi Guaçu (in Portuguese), Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo, retrieved 2016-04-28