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Mogi das Cruzes (Portuguese pronunciation: [moˈʒi] or [muˈʒi ðɐs ˈkɾuzis]) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, located within the metropolitan region of the state capital of the city of São Paulo. The population is 424,633 (2015 est.) in an area of 713 km2.[1] It is located 40 km to the east of the city of São Paulo. It was founded in 1560 by the bandeirantes.[2]

Mogi das Cruzes
Vista de Mogi das Cruzes a partir do Pico do Urubu.JPG
Flag of Mogi das Cruzes
Flag
Coat of arms of Mogi das Cruzes
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Mogi das Cruzes is located in Brazil
Mogi das Cruzes
Mogi das Cruzes
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°31′22″S 46°11′35″W / 23.52278°S 46.19306°W / -23.52278; -46.19306Coordinates: 23°31′22″S 46°11′35″W / 23.52278°S 46.19306°W / -23.52278; -46.19306
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Government
 • MayorMarcus Melo (PSD)
Area
 • Total713 km2 (275 sq mi)
Elevation
780 m (2,560 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total424,633
 • Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Websitewww.mogidascruzes.sp.gov.br

DistrictsEdit

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts:

  • Brás Cubas (named after Brás Cubas)
  • Biritiba-Ussu
  • César de Sousa
  • Jundiapeba
  • Quatinga
  • Sabaúna
  • Taiaçupeba

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Grinberg, Isaac (1980). Gaspar Vaz, fundador de Mogi das Cruzes (in Portuguese). s.n. p. 9. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

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