Bertioga is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo in the Baixada Santista. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista.[2]

Município da Estância Balneária de Bertioga
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Location of Bertioga
Location of Bertioga
Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889
Country Brazil
StateSão Paulo
Metropolitan RegionBaixada Santista
 • MayorCaio Arias Matheus
 • Total490.15 km2 (189.25 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total64,723
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.730 high
WebsiteBertioga City Hall

The population is 64,723 (2020 est.) in an area of 490.15 km2.[3] Because it neighbors resort towns, its population fluctuates greatly with the seasons. The more northern parts are dense forests and are virtually unpopulated. The municipality was created on May 19, 1991. Prior to that it was a part of Santos.

The municipality contains the 9,312 hectares (23,010 acres) Restinga de Bertioga State Park, created in 2010 to protect an area of mangroves, restinga and dense rainforest.[4] Its limits are Mogi das Cruzes, Biritiba-Mirim and Salesópolis in the north, São Sebastião in the east, Atlantic Ocean to the south with Ilha de Santo Amaro (opposite to the city) and Santos in the west.

Bertioga is infamously known for being the site where Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, died by drowning in 1979.[5]


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 815
  3. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  4. ^ Parque Estadual Restinga de Bertioga (in Portuguese), Fundação Florestal - Governo do Estado de São Paulo, retrieved 2017-01-17
  5. ^ Gibson, Kenneth (31 March 2012). Killer Doctors: The Ultimate Betrayal of Trust. Neil Wilson Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-906476-59-5.

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