Morumbi, São Paulo
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Location of Morumbi district in São Paulo
|• Subprefect||Luiz Felippe de Moraes Neto|
|• Total||11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||28.32/km2 (73.3/sq mi)|
|Website||Subprefecture of Butantã|
Morumbi (Brazilian Portuguese: [moɾũˈbi]) is a district of the city of São Paulo belonging to the subprefecture of Butantã, in the southwestern part of the city. A common folk etymology attributes its name to the mixed Portuguese and Tupi phrase morro obi, which would mean "green hill", but this is disputed.
Morumbi is between 9 and 15 km (5.6 and 9.3 mi) away from São Paulo's downtown. It has boundaries with the districts of Vila Sônia, Campo Limpo, Vila Andrade, Itaim Bibi, Pinheiros, and Butantã. Within Morumbi, the neighborhoods of Vila Progredior, Caxingüi, Jardim Guedala, Cidade Jardim, Real Parque, Vila Morumbi, Paineiras do Morumbi, Jardim Panorama, Jardim Sílvia, Vila Tramontano and Paraisópolis are found.
Ranked first by many years in real estate launches, it was always considered by the citizens of São Paulo as sophisticated and as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of the city.
Points of interest
Within the boundaries of Morumbi one may find Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, one of the most important private hospitals of the city, Palácio dos Bandeirantes, seat of the São Paulo state government, the American School (Graded School), the Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro Unidade 1 and Estádio do Morumbi, home to São Paulo Futebol Clube.
A large shopping mall carries the name Shopping Morumbi; however, it is located in the neighboring district of Santo Amaro. The neighborhood mall is called Shopping Jardim Sul.
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International schools in Morumbi:
- "localização"/"Dove siamo." Scuola Italiana Eugenio Montale. "Rua Dr. José Gustavo Busch, nº 75, Morumbi, São Paulo. Obs.: Essa rua é continuação da Rua Pio XII, travessa da Av. Morumbi."/"Rua Dr. José Gustavo Busch, nº 75, Morumbi, São Paulo. Oss.: Questa strada è la continuazione della Rua Pio XII - traversa della Av. Morumbi."
- Home page. Colégio Miguel de Cervantes. Retrieved on May 1, 2016. "Av. Jorge João Saad, 905 - Morumbi - CEP 05618-001 - São Paulo"
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