Guarulhos


Guarulhos

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map_caption = Location of Guarulhos
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population_total = 1283253
population_density_km2 = 4035.26
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latd=23 |latm=28 |lats=00 |latNS=S
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elevation_m = 759
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website = [http://www.guarulhos.sp.gov.br Guarulhos, São Paulo]
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Guarulhos is the second largest city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo and a suburb of São Paulo city itself. In the last few years it has passed up Campinas. The population in 2006 is 1,283,253, the density is 4,035.26 inh./km² and the area is 318 km². It is 12th largest incorporated city in Brazil.

Ranks 8th by GDP among Brazilian cities; 2nd in São Paulo state. (source:IBGE, Brazil's national institute of statistics. GDP by cities report, published in 2005 with data from 2002).

The name comes from the Tupi language, and means Eaters, big-bellied people; a reference to the original indigenous inhabitants of the area.

São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), one of the main Brazilian airports, is located there.

Mamonas Assassinas, a 1990s satirical pop/rock group, came from Guarulhos.

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Guarulhos.

ee also

*List of municipalities in the state of São Paulo by population

External links

* [http://www.webbusca.com.br/pagam_guarulhos.htm Guarulhos - Yellow Pages] .
* [http://www.guarulhos.sp.gov.br City Hall of Guarulhos] .
* [http://www.guaru.net Guia de Guarulhos] .


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