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"Capital do Litoral Norte" "Caraguá"
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Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil
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Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°50′46″S46°37′47″W / 23.84611°S 46.62972°W / -23.84611; -46.62972 Coordinates: 23°50′46″S46°37′47″W / 23.84611°S 46.62972°W / -23.84611; -46.62972
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte
FoundedApril 20, 1857
   Mayor Antônio Carlos da Silva (PSDB)
  Total485.10 km2 (187.30 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 (2018 est.) [1]
  Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
  Summer (DST) UTC-2 (BRST)
HDI (2000)0.802–high [2]
Website Prefeitura Municipal de Caraguatatuba

Caraguatatuba, widely known by its abbreviation Caraguá, is a city in the eastern part of the southern state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte. [3] The population is 113,317 (2015 est.) in an area of 485.10 km². [4] Caraguatatuba is the largest city of São Paulo's north shore. The economy of the Caraguatatuba is driven by agriculture and tourism. The urban area and farmlands are within the coastline and valley areas, the majority of the northern part are heavily forested and rarely serves any roads to that area. The postal boundary dividing the 00000s and the 10000s lies to the southwestern boundary with Salesópolis.[ citation needed ]





Caraguatatuba is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra do Mar and is home to the Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar. Its neighboring cities are Natividade da Serra to the north, Ubatuba to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast (with the island of Ilhabela to the south), São Sebastião to the south, Salesópolis to the west and Paraibuna northwest.


There are 17 beaches in Caraguatatuba from north to south, they are:

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  1. "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  2. Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano - Municipal, 1991 e 2000 Archived October 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166
  4. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística