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Estância Balneária de Guarujá
"Pearl of the Atlantic"
"Pearl of the Atlantic"
Flag of Estância Balneária de Guarujá
Official seal of Estância Balneária de Guarujá
Nickname(s): 
Pérola do Atlântico (Pearl of the Atlantic)
Motto(s): 
PRO MARE NOSTRUM (Ours by the sea)
Location in São Paulo, Brazil
Location in São Paulo, Brazil
Estância Balneária de Guarujá is located in Brazil
Estância Balneária de Guarujá
Estância Balneária de Guarujá
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°59?37?S 46°15?23?W / 23.99361°S 46.25639°W / -23.99361; -46.25639Coordinates: 23°59?37?S 46°15?23?W / 23.99361°S 46.25639°W / -23.99361; -46.25639
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionBaixada Santista
FoundedSeptember 2, 1893 (127 years)
AnniversaryJune 30, 1934
Government
 o MayorValter Sulman
Area
 o Total143.58 km2 (55.44 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
(2020 [1])
 o Total322,750
 o Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
11400-000
Area code(s)+55 13
WebsitePrefeitura Municipal de Guarujá

Guarujá (; Portuguese pronunciation: [?wa?u'?a]) is a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista.[2] The population is 322,750 (2020 est.) in an area of 143.58 km2 (55.44 sq mi).[3] This place name comes from the Tupi language, and means "narrow path". The population is highly urbanized.

Geography

Asturias beach

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, who can get there driving in less than one hour (through the Imigrantes highway). Traffic gets heavy during the evening on the holidays.

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

A nickname for the city is "The Pearl of the Atlantic".

Guarujá is known for its famous beaches such as Guaiúba, Tombo, Astúrias, Pitangueiras, Enseada, Pernambuco, Perequê, São Pedro, Tijucopava, Iporanga, Praia Branca and Praia Preta.

Economy

Guaruja, its history, infrastructure and proximity to the country's most populous city, provides strong attractive real estate and tourism. Much of the region on the coast, the beaches near the center (mainly Asturias Pitangueiras, Enseada, and Tombo) are taken by buildings devoted to the seasonal population, who arrives mostly in summer. Tourism, therefore, is the most important component that moves the economy.

The other part, relevant and non-seasonal, comes from the port (left bank of the Port of Santos) and related activities, such as transportation. Due to its proximity to Cubatao (largest industrial district in the country) and ports, there is also interest in industrial occupation in the region, started in 1976 by Dow Chemical, still the only major industry to occupy the region.

According to the IBGE of 2006 the production of wealth in the service area in the city, added that year, US$1.820 billion, equivalent to 0.14% in participation in the Brazilian GDP.

Twin towns - sister cities

Guarujá is twinned with:

Tourist attractions

Sports

The Estádio Municipal Antônio Fernandes is a football (soccer) stadium located in the city.[6] Associação Desportiva Guarujá play their home games at this stadium. The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team picked Guarujá as their base during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Charles Oliveira, the reigning undisputed UFC lightweight champion, was born and raised in Guarujá. He has the longest active win streak in the UFC's lightweight division. He proudly represents Guarujá and is known for his charitable contributions to the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Force Base

Santos Air Force Base - BAST, a base of the Brazilian Air Force, is located in Guarujá.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 815
  3. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  4. ^ https://www.acquamundo.com.br/
  5. ^ http://teatroprocopioferreira.com.br/
  6. ^ "Estádio Municipal Antônio Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ "UFC 262: A daunting prognosis, a chance meeting and Charles Oliveira's UFC moment". ESPN. 13 May 2021.

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