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Suzano is a municipality in São Paulo state, Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[4] The population is 285,280 (2015 est.) in an area of 206.24 km².[2] The elevation is 749 m.

Suzano
Município de Suzano
Municipality of Suzano
Downtown Suzano
Downtown Suzano
Flag of Suzano
Flag
Coat of arms of Suzano
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Cidade das Flores (City of Flowers)
Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Suzano is located in Brazil
Suzano
Suzano
Location in São Paulo state
Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083Coordinates: 23°32′34″S 46°18′39″W / 23.54278°S 46.31083°W / -23.54278; -46.31083
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionSão Paulo
FoundedApril 2, 1949[1]
Government
 • MayorRodrigo Ashiuchi (PR)
Area
 • Total206.24 km2 (79.63 sq mi)
Elevation
749 m (2,457 ft)
Population
 (2015)[2]
 • Total285,280
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
HDI (2010)0.765 – high[3]
WebsiteSuzano, São Paulo

Suzano has a large Japanese Brazilian population. It consists of a large downtown area surrounded by residential areas. There are three main roads that travel through the downtown section. One of them is a one-way street (northbound), and two are one-way streets (southbound). It was named after the engineer who built the train station.

The city features a medium-sized shopping mall, city hall, train station, frequent bus routes, and a small number of office and residential buildings. Suzano is an important industrial center today, although it was originally agricultural.

Many soldiers who fought in Italy's Monte Castello in World War II were from Suzano.

in March 13, 2019, there was a school shooting at the Raul Brasil School in Suzano. Eight people were killed before the two gunmen committed suicide.[5]

Law and governmentEdit

 
Seat of the city hall of Suzano

Suzano's City Hall is located in the Baruel Street in the downtown of the city.

Mayors of SuzanoEdit

  • 1993–1996 – Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [6]
  • 1997–2000 – Estevam Galvão (PFL) [7]
  • 2001–2004 – Estevam Galvão (PFL) [8]
  • 2005–2008 – Marcelo Cândido (PT) [9]
  • 2009–2012 – Marcelo Cândido (PT) [10]
  • 2013–2016 – Paulo Tokuzumi (PSDB) [11]

TransportationEdit

RailroadsEdit

Suzano has one train station that is part of CPTM line 11.

RoadsEdit

Suzano is crossed by three highways:

  • SP-31 Índio Tibiriçá Highway
  • SP-66 João Afonso Highway
  • SP-70 Ayrton Senna Highway
  • SP-88 Rodovia Mogi-Dutra Highway
  • SP-21 Rodoanel Leste Gov. Mario Covas Highway

Sister CitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Histórico de Suzano". Suzano City Hall. Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  2. ^ a b c Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  3. ^ "Ranking of Brazilian municipalities by HDI" (in Portuguese). United Nations Development Program.
  4. ^ Lei Complementar nº 1.139, de 16 de junho de 2011
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/world/americas/brazil-school-shooting.html
  6. ^ "Paulo Tokuzumi é eleito prefeito de Suzano com 34,47% dos votos". Prefeitura de Suzano.
  7. ^ "S – Eleitos 96". TRE-SP.
  8. ^ "Resultado Final – SUZANO". TRE-SP.
  9. ^ "Resultado por município – Prefeito 1º Turno". TRE-SP.
  10. ^ "Prefeitos eleitos no estado de São Paulo" (PDF). TRE-SP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-08.
  11. ^ "Paulo Tokuzumi é eleito prefeito de Suzano com 34,47% dos votos". TV Diário.

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