Mogi das Cruzes


Mogi das Cruzes
Mogi das Cruzes
Mogi das Cruzes

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Nickname(s): Terra do Caqui (Land of Persimmon)
Location of Mogi das Cruzes
Coordinates: 23°31′22″S 46°11′35″W / 23.52278°S 46.19306°W / -23.52278; -46.19306
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Government
 - Mayor Marco Aurélio Bertaiolli (DEM)
Area
 - Total 725 km2 (279.9 sq mi)
Elevation 780.00 m (2,559.055 ft)
Population (2010)IBGE
 - Total 387,241
 - Density 542.24/km2 (1,404.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 - Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0,801 – high
Website Mogi das Cruzes

Coordinates: 23°31′22″S 46°11′35″W / 23.52278°S 46.19306°W / -23.52278; -46.19306 Mogi das Cruzes is a municipality in the state of São Paulo metropolitan region of the state capital. The population in 2010 according to the Census population is 387,241 inhabitants, resulting in a population density of 533.90 inhabitants per km ².

Located 40 km to the east of São Paulo, the state capital. It was founded in 1560 by bandeirantes.

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Geography

Mogi das Cruzes is located at an altitude of 780 meter s. Its highest point is the peak of the Vulture, located in the hills of Itapety. The municipality is crossed by two mountain ranges: Serra do Mar and Serra do Itapety and also by the Tiete River. In its territory are two dams that are part of the Production System of the Upper Tietê, reservoirs and river Taiaçupeba Jundiaí.

Administrative Division of Mogi das Cruzes

The climate of the city, as in all the metropolitan region of São Paulo, is subtropical with hot, rainy summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is around 20 °C, the coldest month being July (average 15 °C) and warmest in February (average 23 °C). Annual rainfall is around 1,300 mm.

Facilities

This suburban city is connected to other cities through CPTM's line 11.

Mogi das Cruzes has three universities (Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Universidade Braz Cubas and Faculdade Clube Náutico Mogiano), and is part of the Cinturão Verde (Green Belt).

The Mogi das Cruzes industrial park has more than 400 factories, located mostly in the Itapeti industrial district.

Mogi das Cruzes' motto is "A Morada do Progresso" (The Home of Progress).

Mogi das Cruzes is famous for its religious festival, the Festa do Divino Espírito Santo (Party of the Divine Holy Spirit).

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes.

"Mogi" or "Moji"

There is a controversial issue on spelling the city’s name, which is originally from Tupi m'boîjy (river of snakes). The issue can be summarized as orthographic vs. historical.

On the one hand, in Portuguese, grammatical rules dictate that names of Indian (that is, Tupi) origin should be spelled with "j". Thus renowned dictionaries such as Houaiss spell the word in this way, "moji." This spelling is followed by IBGE.

On the other hand, in all historical documents the city's name has been written with "g" since its foundation. The city is called "Mogi" by the city government, the state government, the railroad company, its two universities, and its dwellers, with very few exceptions.

In a Google test, the spelling "Mogi das Cruzes" outnumbers "Moji das Cruzes" by 15:1.

Notable Residents

  • Brazil Bruno Cazarine - professional footballer played at top levels in Brazil, Europe, Middle East, Asia and currently in Australia with Sydney FC.
  • Brazil Neymar - professional footballer plays for Santos.
  • Brazil Maikon Leite - professional footballer plays for Palmeiras.
  • Brazil Karina Nakahara - Miss Centenário Brasil-Japão (Miss Century Brazil-Japan).

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