Suzano

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City of Suzano
Downtown of Suzano
Downtown of Suzano
Coat of arms of City of Suzano
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Cidade das Flores (City of Flowers)
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Suzano is located in Brazil
Suzano
Suzano
Location in São Paulo state
Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State  São Paulo
Metropolitan Region São Paulo
Founded April 2, 1949 [1]
Government
 • Mayor Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB)
Area[2]
 • Total 206.24 km2 (79.63 sq mi)
Elevation 749 m (2,457 ft)
Population (2015)[2]
 • Total 285,280
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0,775 – medium
Website Suzano City

Suzano is a city in São Paulo, Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[3] The population is 285,280 (2015 est.) in an area of 206.24 km².[2] The elevation is 749 m.

Suzano has a large Japanese Brazilian population. It consists of a large downtown area surrounded by residential areas. There are three main roads that travel through the downtown section. One of them is a one-way street (northbound), and two are one-way streets (southbound). It was named after the engineer who built the train station.

Suzano is an important industrial center today, although it was originally agricultural.

Many soldiers who fought in Italy's Monte Castello in World War II were from Suzano.

A medium-sized, average shopping mall, city hall, train station, frequent bus routes, and a number of tall office/residential buildings are features of this city.

In comparison with neighboring cities, Suzano has a quite few tall buildings. Most of the city's buildings were built in the 1990s.

Law and government[edit]

Seat of the city hall of Suzano

Suzano's City Hall is located in the Baruel Street in the downtown of the city.

Mayors of Suzano[edit]

  • 1993-1996 - Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [4]
  • 1997-2000 - Estevam Galvão (PFL) [5]
  • 2001-2004 - Estevam Galvão (PFL) [6]
  • 2005-2008 - Marcelo Cândido (PT) [7]
  • 2009-2012 - Marcelo Cândido(PT) [8]
  • 2013-2016 - Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [9]

Transportation[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Suzano has one train station that is part of CPTM line 11.

Roads[edit]

Suzano is crossed by three highways:

  • SP-31 Índio Tibiriçá Highway
  • SP-66 João Afonso Highway
  • SP-70 Ayrton Senna Highway
  • SP-88 Rodovia Mogi-Dutra Highway
  • SP-21 Rodoanel Leste Gov. Mario Covas Highway

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