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Caieiras is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.[2] It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[3] The population is 100,129 (2018 est.) in an area of 97.64 km².[1] Due to the municipality's large reforestation area, it is known as the "City of the Pines".

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Location of Caieiras
Location of Caieiras
Caieiras is located in Brazil
Caieiras
Caieiras
Location of Caieiras
Coordinates: 23°21′52″S 46°44′27″W / 23.36444°S 46.74083°W / -23.36444; -46.74083Coordinates: 23°21′52″S 46°44′27″W / 23.36444°S 46.74083°W / -23.36444; -46.74083
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionSão Paulo
Bairros
Government
 • PrefectGerson Romeiro
Area
 • Total97.64 km2 (37.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 est.[1])
 • Total100,129
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caieirense
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

The municipality contains part of the 7,917 hectares (19,560 acres) Cantareira State Park, created in 1962, which protects a large part of the metropolitan São Paulo water supply.[4]

The municipality is served by CPTM Line 7 (Ruby).

EconomyEdit

The economy of the city is based on paper industry. Most of the territory of the town consists of reforesting areas belonging to Companhia Melhoramentos de São Paulo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  2. ^ "Prefeitura Municipal de Caieiras (Portuguese)". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  3. ^ Lei Complementar nº 1.139, de 16 de junho de 2011
  4. ^ Leonel, Cristiane (June 2009), Plano de Manejo do Parque Estadual da Cantareira: Resumo Executivo (PDF) (in Portuguese), SEMA/SP, p. vi, retrieved 2016-12-10[dead link]

External linksEdit

  Media related to Caieiras at Wikimedia Commons