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Rio Grande da Serra
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Coordinates: 23°44′38″S 46°23′52″W / 23.74389°S 46.39778°W / -23.74389; -46.39778
Kintra  Brazil
Region Sootheast
State  São Paulo
 • Mayor Adler Alfredo Jardim Teixeira (PSDB)
 • Tot 36.7 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
Elevation 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (2007)[1] [2]
 • Tot 44,000
 • Density 1,198/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.764 – medium
Website Rio Grande da Serra

Rio Grande da Serra is a municipality in the state o São Paulo in Brazil. It is locate aboot 49 kilometres (30 mi) bi road sootheast o the centre o the ceety o São Paulo, an is incorporatit intae the Microregion o São Paulo an the São Paulo Metropolitan Aurie. The population reportit bi the offeecial wabsteid o the Govrenment o Brazil is 44,000.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early period[eedit | eedit soorce]

The earliest date recordit in the history o Rio Grande da Serra is 26 Mey 1560 whan laund wis allottit in Jeribatiba, the third veelage developit bi the Jesuits. Tae meet local needs, saut haed tae be brocht frae the port o São Vicente up tae the Alto da Serra heichlands via the veelage nou kent as Paranapiacaba. In 1640, the Marquês de Alegretti offeecially renamit Jeribatiba "Rio Grande". The mode o transport wis cuddies throu that period an Mogi das Cruzes, foondit in 1640, rapidly became the lairgest dounset. Salt wis transportit alang the so-cried Caminho do Mar (sea road) tae Alto da Serra, locally kent as Zanzaláh an aw. Ane o the Jesuits wha dee'd on this route wis buriet wi a firthen cross whilk in 1611 wis convert intae a chapel, nou kent as the Capela de São Sebastião.[3][4]

Nineteent century[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1840, General Antônio Manuel de Melo built a ranch on the road frae Mogi das Cruzes tae São Paulo. In 1855, a cholera epidemic caused devastation in the region.[3]

Till the nineteent century, the inhabitants haed been engagit in pastoral activities. On 16 Februar 1867, the São Paulo Railwey reached Rio Grande, enablin coffee beans an timber tae be transportit tae São Paolo. As a result, the development o Rio Grande boomit, Housomeivver. it resultit in the influx o expatriates maistly frae Ingland wha establisht a new toun at Paranapiacaba an aw, a few mile awa.[4][5] The railroad encouragit the development o coal minin frae 1880 an bi 1895, that o manganese an graphite extraction an as well as mineral watter. Expatriates frae Italy, Germany an Swisserland came tae wirk at Rio Grande frae 1899 onwairds.[3]

Recent history[eedit | eedit soorce]

Work on the canalization of the Rio Grande river was initiated in 1906. In 1918, graphite industry wis established. 1920 marked the the first telephone connection. In 1927, São Paolo municipality acquired Pedreira, a suburb of Rio Grande, bringing new factories with opportunities for employment. In 1928, an electic pouer station wis built. Atween 1930 an 1954 mony sma scale industries, extensive housin facilities, mercatin centers an factories manufacturing aw kins o bien wis set up. Schools, sports centers, musical events, carnivals and religious festivals emerged. Efter aw, thir developments the toun, Rio Grande da Serra, wis gien the status of municipality in 1964.[3][4] Population growth in Rio Grande da Serra wis slaw til the mid-1970s, whan there wis an influx of migrants, maistly miners whilk haes lestit til the day, though the increase is nou faain.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rio do Cloro

Rio Grande da Serra is one of the 39 municipalities (Prefeituras) in the state of São Paulo under the federal government of Brazil.[6] The municipality is located approximately 49 kilometres (30 mi) by road to the southeast of the centre of the city of São Paulo according to Google Maps, 55 kilometres (34 mi) according to the municipal authorities.[7][1] Under the Greater ABC region, its neighboring municipalities are Santo André, Ribeirão Pires and Suzano.[1] It covers an area of 36.7 square kilometres (14.2 sq mi). With the city of São Paulo and the municipalities of Diadema, Mauá, Ribeirão Pires, Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo and São Caetano do Sul, it forms part of the Microregion of São Paulo. The principal road is SP-122 (Rodovia Deputado Antônio Adib Chammas), which links to Ribeirão Pires and Paranapiacaba. Paranapiacaba is a historical site approached by road (15 minutes drive) from Rio Grande da Serra, which has train link with Luz Station (Estaco da Luz) in São Paulo. The nearest international airport is the Cumbica at Guarulhos which is quite far from the city of São Paulo.[8]

The Rio Grande River Basin, with its tributaries, form part of the municipality, with the "Rio Grande arm" of the Billings Reservoir and Dam which is its most significant geographical feature, covering a total of 127 square kilometres (49 sq mi). It is named after Asa White Kenney Billings, the United States hydroelectric engineer who was instrumental in building it. The reservoir supplies about 1.8 million people, and also is used for fishing and swimming. In addition to Rio Grande da Serra and Sao Paulo, the Billings sub-basin includes Diadema, Ribeirao Pires, Santo Andre, and Sao Bernardo do Campo.[9] Besides the Rio Grande and Billings Reservoir and dam, the municipality has a lot of streams and creeks, such as the streams of Figueira, Cloro, and Piolzinho.

Athin the city limits, the wid auries an wetlands is statit tae be weel conserved, includin wild birds an ither ainimals. Its rainforests is also protect unner suitable environmental laws an aw.[1]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate of the city, an athort the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, is subtropical. Simmers is het an rainy, winters is mild, wi a constant haze atween Mey an October. The average annual temperature is around 18°C, wi the cauldest month bein July (average 14 ° C) an the hettest in Februar (average 22 ° C). Annual rainfa is aroun 1,400 mm.

Climate data for Rio Grande da Serra, Brazil (Average)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °F (°C) 81
Average laich °F (°C) 67
Source: [10]

Demography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population of the municipal town is 44 000, which over an area of 36.7 square kilometres (14.2 sq mi) gies a population density o 1,198 indwellers /sq km.[citation needit] Its Human Development growth Index (HDI) is reportit tae be 0.764. The rate of Infant Mortality is 18.38 per thousan indwellers an life expectancy is 74 year. The urbanization rate is reportit to be 10%.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The city's economy is dependent on eco-tourism, faimily fermin, intensive fermin, cooperatives an sma non-pollutin industries.[1] Fishin is practiced on the Billings Reservoir. Housomever, the issue o disposal o ceety waste watter an sewerage direct intae the reservoir frae the ceety is still an issue needin a solution.[11]

Economic activities in the form o sma scale craft industries in wid craft, dehydration o leafs, amang ithers, sculptures, fabric dolls, decorated boxes, ornaments, jewelry, paintings, artifacts frae recycled material hae provided job opportunities tae a nummer o artisans an aw.[12] The southeast on the road to Paranapiacaba is a large industrial complex. A quarry commenced operations in 1927; the railway communications enabled fast shipment of mined material.[12] In 1931, the ceety o São Paulo signed an agreement wi Licht & Pouer tae provide energy an stend the operation of the quarry. The quarry operations were terminated in the 1970s but the day it is ane o the mucklemaist quarries in Latin America at mair than 640 metres (2,100 ft) lang an 70 metres (230 ft) heich an it is uised as a climmin venue.[12]

Notable landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Capela de São Sebastião wis established in 1611. It is a white-washed structure in the colonial style. In 1906, a sculpture o Saint Sebastian wis addit tae the kirk.[12] The distinctive licht blue an white Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Igreja Nossa Senhora das Graças), accessed via a steep flicht o steps, wis established in 1949.[12] The church haes its feast day on 27t November. Estação Ferroviária, the railwey station was inaugurated on 18 February 1867. Casa dos Castelucci an Casa família Rago is notable houses in the toun.[12]

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is servit bi several schuils, includin:

  • State School Prof. Francisco Lourenco de Melo - Vila Tsuzuki
  • State School Luiz Edmundo de Nobrega Teixeira - Santa Tereza
  • State School Prof. Sebastião Vayego de Carvalho - Vila Conde
  • Escola Estadual Padre Giuseppe Pisoni - Vila Lopes
  • State School Teacher Alziro Barbosa Nascimento - Vila St John
  • Lucas Antonio State School - New Horizon
  • State School Poet Cora Coralina - America Park
  • Roberto Carlos Guariento State School - Vila Niwa

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Sobre o Município" (in Portuguese). Government of Rio Grande da Serra. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. "Estimativas - Contagem da População 2007". IBGE. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "História" (in Portugese). Official web site of Government of Brazil. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Rio Grande da Serra" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  5. Regis St Louis; Gary Chandler (1 December 2010). Brazil. Lonely Planet. pp. 304–. ISBN 978-1-74179-163-1. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. "004 Sao Paulo (Brazil)" (pdf). Metropolis organization. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  7. Google Inc. Google Maps – Rio Grande da Serra (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-46.397778&spn=0.03,0.03&t=h&q=-23.743889,-46.397778. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. Alex Robinson; Gardenia Robinson (17 May 2011). Brazil Handbook. Footprint Travel Guides. pp. 179–. ISBN 978-1-907263-26-2. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  9. Bilibio, Carolina; Hensel, Oliver; Selbach, Jeferson Francisco (2012). Sustainable water management in the tropics and subtropics - and case studies in Brazil 4. Jeferson Selbach. pp. 834–. ISBN 978-85-63337-23-8. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. "Historic Average:Rio Grande da Serra, Brazil". The Authority in Expert Weather. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  11. "Assessment of metals and trace elements in sediments from Rio Grande Reservoir, Brazil, by neutron activation analysis" (pdf). Springers. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 "Toursimo" (pdf) (in Portugese). Offeicial wabsteid o Govrenment o Brasil. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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