Morumbi, São Paulo

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Morumbi (Brazilian Portuguese: [moɾũˈbi]) is a district of the city of São Paulo belonging to the subprefecture of Butantã, in the southwestern part of the city. A common folk etymology attributes its name to the mixed Portuguese and Tupi phrase morro obi, which would mean "green hill", but this is disputed.

Location of Morumbi district in São Paulo
Location of Morumbi district in São Paulo
View of Morumbi
View of Morumbi
StateSão Paulo
CitySão Paulo
 • TypeSubprefecture
 • SubprefectLuiz Felippe de Moraes Neto
 • Total11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
 • Total32,281
 • Density28.32/km2 (73.3/sq mi)
HDI0.938—very high
WebsiteSubprefecture of Butantã

Morumbi is between 9 and 15 km (5.6 and 9.3 mi) away from São Paulo's downtown. It has boundaries with the districts of Vila Sônia, Campo Limpo, Vila Andrade, Itaim Bibi, Pinheiros, and Butantã. Within Morumbi, the neighborhoods of Vila Progredior, Caxingüi, Jardim Guedala, Cidade Jardim, Real Parque, Vila Morumbi, Paineiras do Morumbi, Jardim Panorama, Jardim Sílvia, Vila Tramontano and Paraisópolis are found.

Ranked first by many years in real estate launches, it was always considered by the citizens of São Paulo as sophisticated and as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of the city.

Points of interestEdit

Palácio dos Bandeirantes—seat of the São Paulo state government

Within the boundaries of Morumbi one may find Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, one of the most important private hospitals of the city, Palácio dos Bandeirantes, seat of the São Paulo state government, the American School (Graded School), the Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro Unidade 1 and Estádio do Morumbi, home to São Paulo Futebol Clube.

A large shopping mall carries the name Shopping Morumbi; however, it is located in the neighboring district of Santo Amaro. The neighborhood mall is called Shopping Jardim Sul.

Morumbi cemetery is the final resting place of triple Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna and singer Elis Regina.


International schools in Morumbi:


  1. ^ "localização[permanent dead link]"/"Dove siamo." Scuola Italiana Eugenio Montale. "Rua Dr. José Gustavo Busch, nº 75, Morumbi, São Paulo. Obs.: Essa rua é continuação da Rua Pio XII, travessa da Av. Morumbi."/"Rua Dr. José Gustavo Busch, nº 75, Morumbi, São Paulo. Oss.: Questa strada è la continuazione della Rua Pio XII - traversa della Av. Morumbi."
  2. ^ Home page. Colégio Miguel de Cervantes. Retrieved on May 1, 2016. "Av. Jorge João Saad, 905 - Morumbi - CEP 05618-001 - São Paulo"

Coordinates: 23°35′46.28″S 46°42′15.64″W / 23.5961889°S 46.7043444°W / -23.5961889; -46.7043444