Santana de Parnaíba

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Santana de Parnaíba
Municipality of Santana de Parnaíba
Church in Santana de Parnaíba
Flag of Santana de Parnaíba
Coat of arms of Santana de Parnaíba
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Santana de Parnaíba is located in Brazil
Santana de Parnaíba
Santana de Parnaíba
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°26′38″S 46°55′4″W / 23.44389°S 46.91778°W / -23.44389; -46.91778Coordinates: 23°26′38″S 46°55′4″W / 23.44389°S 46.91778°W / -23.44389; -46.91778
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionSão Paulo
 • Total179.95 km2 (69.48 sq mi)
 • Total142,301
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
HDI (2010)0.814 – very high[2]

Santana de Parnaíba is a city and municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[3] The population is 142,301 (2020 est.) in an area of 179.95 km2 (69.48 sq mi).[4] It was founded in 1625 near the Tietê River by Susana Dias, an important Bandeirante (Brazilian pioneers) wife. It was the birthplace of prominent Bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho.

The word Parnaíba means rocky river.

The municipality contains and administers the 367-hectare (910-acre) Tamboré Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit.[5]


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Lei Complementar nº 1.139, de 16 de junho de 2011
  4. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  5. ^ O que é a Reserva? (in Portuguese), Brookfield Institute, retrieved 19 April 2016