Guarujá


Guarujá

Infobox City
official_name = Estância Balneária de Guarujá
nickname = Pérola do Atlantico (Atlantic's pearl)
motto = PRO MARE NOSTRUM (For our sea)
website = [http://www.guaruja.sp.gov.br/ Prefeitura Municipal de Guarujá]


image_caption = Pitangueiras Beach, one of the main beaches of Guarujá


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map_caption = Location in São Paulo, Brazil
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_type2 = State
subdivision_name = Brazil
subdivision_name1 = Southeast
subdivision_name2 = São Paulo
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Farid Said Madi
established_title = Founded
established_date = June 19, 1934
established_title2 = Anniversary
established_date2 = June 30
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population_as_of = 2007
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population_total = 296.150
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population_density_km2 = 2076.94
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timezone = UTC-3
utc_offset = -3
timezone_DST = UTC-2
utc_offset_DST = -2
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Guarujá is a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil. The population in 2006 was 305.171, the population density is 1,969.47/km² and the area is 143 km². This place name comes from the Tupi language. The population is highly urbanized.

Geography

Guarujá is located in Santo Amaro island, situated in São Paulo shore. Its main economic sources are seasonal tourism and port related activities.

Guarujá is a popular weekend destination for families from São Paulo, which can get there driving in less than an hour (through the Imigrantes highway). Traffic gets heavy during the evening in holidays.

Guarujá has a borough called Vicente de Carvalho, in hommage to the Parnasianist poet.

A nick name for the city is "the atlantic pearl".

Guarujá is known for its famous beaches such as Pitangueiras, Enseada, Tombo, Pernambuco and Iporanga.

References

External links

* [http://www.guaruja.sp.gov.br/ City Hall page]


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