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Mogi Mirim

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Mogi Mirim is a municipality located in the eastern part of São Paulo State, in Brazil. The population is 91,483 (2015 est.) in an area of 498 km².[1] The elevation is 611 m.

Mogi Mirim
Igreja Matriz de São José, Mogi Mirim - Novembro 2007.jpg
Flag of Mogi Mirim
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Nickname(s): 
Mogi
Motto(s): 
"Nata sum e paulistarum robore"  (Latin)
"I was born the bravery of Paulistas"
Location of Mogi Mirim
Mogi Mirim is located in Brazil
Mogi Mirim
Mogi Mirim
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°25′55″S 46°57′28″W / 22.43194°S 46.95778°W / -22.43194; -46.95778Coordinates: 22°25′55″S 46°57′28″W / 22.43194°S 46.95778°W / -22.43194; -46.95778
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
FoundedOctober 22, 1769
Government
 • MayorCarlos Nelson
(2013–2016)
Area
 • Total498 km2 (192 sq mi)
Elevation
611 m (2,005 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total91,483
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mogimiriano
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−2 (BRST)
Postal Code (CEP)
13800-000
Area code(s)+55 19
WebsitePrefeitura Municipal de Mogi Mirim

Mogi Mirim is around 65 km from Campinas, the biggest city in the region, and 129 km from the capital São Paulo.

NameEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

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.

SportEdit

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.

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