Biritiba-Mirim


Biritiba-Mirim

Infobox City
official_name = Biritiba-Mirim


imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Biritiba-Mirim plaza
nickname =
motto =


image_shield = Brasão de Biritiba-mirim.jpg



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map_caption = Location of Biritiba-Mirim
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_type2 = State
subdivision_name = flag|Brazil
subdivision_name1 = Southeast
subdivision_name2 = flag|São Paulo
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Joaquim Rodrigues Gomes
area_note =
area_magnitude = 1 E9
area_total_km2 = 316.717
area_footnotes =
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes = cite web|url=http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/contagem2007/popmunic2007layoutTCU14112007.xls|title=Estimativas - Contagem da População 2007|publisher = IBGE|accessdate=2008-07-11]
population_total = 27483
population_density_km2 = 86.77
timezone = UTC-3
utc_offset = -3
timezone_DST = UTC-2
utc_offset_DST = -2
latd = 23
latm = 34
lats = 22
latNS = S
longd = 46
longm = 02
longs = 20
longEW = W
elevation_m =
elevation_ft =
blank_name = HDI (2000)
blank_info = 0,750 – medium
Postal Code =
website = [http://www.biritibamirim.sp.gov.br/ Biritiba-Mirim]
footnotes =

Biritiba-Mirim is a Brazilian city of the state of São Paulo in the metropolitan region. The population in 2006 is 29,694, the population density is 93.67/km² and the area of 317 km².

Its limits are Guararema in the north, Salesópolis in the east, Bertioga to the south and Mogi das Cruzes in the west and northwest.

In late 2005, Biritiba-Mirim Mayor Roberto Pereira da Silva put forth a proposal to the town council that the city should enact a prohibition on the death of its human residents. This proposal, obviously a bit hard to enforce, is a sort of satirical protest in response to a national law prohibiting the expansion of cemetery space or the creation of new cemetery space in certain areas deemed environmentally sensitive or significant. This law has put a hardship on the town whose cemetery space had been recently exhausted but where people continue to die.

Sitting atop the underground water source for approximately 2 million people in the city of São Paulo and being partially composed of protected forest land, Biritiba-Mirim has fallen under the national restrictions on new cemetery space and has thus had to resort to drastic measures in order to cope with the lack of space for the burial of their dead, including the requiring of the sharing of crypts and the burying of bodies under sidewalks.

Biritiba-Mirim is not the only town to be affected by the environmental restrictions either. Dozens of other towns in the surrounding area have faced similar difficulties. Officials for Biritiba-Mirim are hoping that exceptions approved by environmentalists can be made.

References

External links

* [http://www.biritibamirim.sp.gov.br/ Biritiba-Mirim Official Site]


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