"Nata sum e paulistarum robore" (Latin)
"I was born the bravery of Paulistas"
|Founded||October 22, 1769|
|• Mayor||Carlos Nelson |
|• Total||498 km2 (192 sq mi)|
|Elevation||611 m (2,005 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−2 (BRST)|
|Postal Code (CEP)|
|Area code(s)||+55 19|
|Website||Prefeitura Municipal de Mogi Mirim|
The origin of the name Mogi Mirim is the Tupi language, a Brazilian indigenous language. Basically this name means "small snakes's river", didactically however avoiding a deep explanation about the Tupi language:
- Mog = Snake
- i = River
- Mirim = Small.
The local economy have high contribution from agricultural and industrial activities.
The main agricultural goods produced are tomatoes, cassava, sugarcane and oranges.
The main industrial chain is auto parts manufacture, but there are also beverage, shoes and small size industry. Some large companies have operations in the City as Mars (Petcare), Alpargatas and Monroe.
The local soccer team is Mogi Mirim Sport Club that nowadays plays in the first division from State League Campeonato Paulista and in the second division from the National League Campeonato Brasileiro.
One famous player that played for this team in the 90's is Rivaldo, a world champion with the Brazilian team in the 2002 World Cup.