Caraguatatuba

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Estância Balneária de Caraguatatuba
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Estância Balneária de Caraguatatuba
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
Government
   Mayor Antônio Carlos da Silva (PSDB)
Area
  Total485.10 km2 (187.30 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
(2018 est.) [1]
  Total119,625
  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 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 ]

São Paulo (state) State of Brazil

São Paulo is one of the 26 states of the Federative Republic of Brazil and is named after Saint Paul of Tarsus. As the richest Brazilian state and a major industrial complex, often dubbed the "locomotive of Brazil", the state is responsible for 33.9% of the Brazilian GDP. São Paulo also has the second highest Human Development Index (HDI) and GDP per capita, the fourth lowest infant mortality rate, the third highest life expectancy, and the third lowest rate of illiteracy among the federative units of Brazil, being by far, the safest state in the country. The homicide rate is 3.8 per 100 thousand as of 2018, almost 1/4 of the Brazilian rate. São Paulo alone is richer than Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia combined. If São Paulo were an independent country, its nominal GDP would be ranked among the top 20 in the world. The economy of São Paulo State is the most developed in Brazil.

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The Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte is an administrative division of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It was created in 2012. It takes its name from the Paraíba Valley and the northern coast of São Paulo state. Its seat is in São José dos Campos, the most populous municipality in the region. It consists of the following municipalities:

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Population

YearPopulation
200386,944
200492,283
200996,125
2010100,899
2015113,317

Geography

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.

Atlantic Ocean Ocean between Europe, Africa and the Americas

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers. It covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World".

Serra do Mar mountain range

Serra do Mar is a 1,500 km long system of mountain ranges and escarpments in Southeastern Brazil.

Natividade da Serra Municipality in Southeast, Brazil

Natividade da Serra is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte. The population is 6,786 in an area of 833.37 km². The elevation is 720 m. The southern part is heavily forested and mountainous and there are few roads and tracks into the mountain. The hills and some mountains with farmlands dominate the rest of the municipality.

Beaches

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

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References

  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