Santana de Parnaíba

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Santana de Parnaíba
Church in Santana de Parnaíba
Church in Santana de Parnaíba
Flag of Santana de Parnaíba
Coat of arms of Santana de Parnaíba
Coat of arms
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
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region São Paulo
 • Total 179.95 km2 (69.48 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 126,574
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-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.[1] The population is 126,574 (2015 est.) in an area of 179.95 km².[2] It was founded in 1625 near the Tietê River by Susana Dias, an important Bandeirante (Brazilian pioneers) wife.

The word Parnaíba means rocky river.

The municipality contains and administers the 367 hectares (910 acres) Tamboré Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit.[3] The city is headquarters of Rede Xistv[4][better source needed]

Old center of Santana de Parnaíba