Santo André, São Paulo

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Santo André
The Municipality o Santo André
Banner o Santo André
Coat o airms o Santo André
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Paulistarum Terra Mater (Laitin: Mitherland o Paulistians)
Location o Santo André
Location o Santo André
Coordinates: 23°39′26″S 46°32′00″W / 23.65722°S 46.53333°W / -23.65722; -46.53333
Kintra  Brazil
Region Sootheast
State  São Paulo
 • Mayor Aidan Ravin (PTB)
 • Total 175 km2 (68 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Tot 667,891
 • Density 3,816.52/km2 (9,884.7/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
 • Simmer (DST) BDT (UTC-2)
Postal Code 09000-000
Aurie code(s) +55 11
Wabsteid Santo André, São Paulo

Coordinates: 23°39′26″S 46°32′00″W / 23.65722°S 46.53333°W / -23.65722; -46.53333

Santo André (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃twɐ̃ˈdɾɛ], Saunt Andras) is a Brazilian municipality locatit in the Metropolitan Region o São Paulo, includin a group o municipalities kent as Greater ABC Region. Its population in 2009 wis 673,396. It occupees an aurie o 175 square kilometers, resultin in a population density o 3,816.52 inhabitants per km ².

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The settlement, which became a toun in 1553, wi the name o Santo André da Borda do Campo, experienced rapid growth beginnin in the 1930s. It wis oreeginally namit São Bernardo acause the municipality destrict heidquarters wur in São Bernardo do Campo, nou a ceety nearbi. In 1938, the name wis chyngit tae Santo André, as the destrict govrenment wis transferred tae Santo André. Industries include chemical engineering, textiles, ile, metal products, metallurgy an printit matter. It is an industrial ceety, but mair than 60% o Santo André's total aurie are protectit bi environmental watter laws.

In 1867, a railway namit the São Paulo Railway Co. or the Estrada de Ferro Santos-Jundiaí, made it easier tae be reached. In 1954, it became the seat o the Roman Catholic Diocese o Santo André.

In 2002 the ceety shot tae naitional prominence wi the assassination o servin mayor Celso Daniel, whose case remains unsolvit.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]



Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]


  • (Pelé) scored his first professional goal iver at Sport Clube Corinthians Paulista in Santo André Stadium


  • Men's Volleyball Team - Pirelli Volleyball Club - Men's World Club Champion in 1984. Later, the team haed its name chyngit tae Shopping ABC - Santo André due tae a new sponsorship contract signed wi Shopping ABC, ane o the biggest maws in the ceety.


  • Men's Basketbaw Team - Pinheiros Santo André - Plays Paulista League o Basketbaw

Other sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Boxing - Hosts national olympic team at Pedro Dell'Antonia Gymnasium facilities.

International relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santo André haes ceety partnerships wi the follaein ceeties:

Famous Fowk frae Santo André[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Estimativas - Contagem da População 2007". IBGE. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 

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