São Caetano do Sul


São Caetano do Sul

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São Caetano do Sul (or São Caetano) is a city in São Paulo state in Brazil, located in the Greater São Paulo Metropolitan Area. It is the city with the highest per capita income in Brazil (US$ 16,500.00 in 2003) and it also has the highest Human Development Index (0.921 - between Hong Kong and Germany). It is acclaimed as the best city to live in in South America.Fact|date=July 2008

Geography

São Caetano do Sul is located on a plateau that is part of the Serra do Mar (Portuguese for "Sea Range"), part of the vast region known as the Brazilian Highlands, with an average elevation of around 800 metres (2,625 ft) above sea level - though at a distance of only about km to mi|70 from the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate

According the Köppen climate classification São Caetano do Sul has a humid subtropical climate.

The Best Standard of Living in Brazil

São Caetano do Sul boasts the highest social indicators anywhere in the country (even if using indexes such as those that compute the HDI formula). Illiteracy rates are very low and most people enjoy a safe city with well-maintained infrastructure. The only shanty town (favela) near São Caetano is a portion of the southeastern corner of Heliopolis (São Paulo's largest slum) next to the large Petrobras oil distribution and storage facility in nearby Ipiranga. Such border areas between São Caetano and adjacent cities São Bernardo do Campo and Santo André are prone to flooding which happens frequently especially in the more impoverished areas bordering the city of São Paulo, where the Meninos creek (a tributary of the heavily polluted Tamanduateí river) is often littered with construction debris and garbage, exacerbating the flooding effect in the rainy season (Oct-Feb).

The city is served by a comprehensive network of bus routes that also connects São Caetano to its neighbouring towns. There is also one commuter train line (operated by CPTM) that connects the city to São Paulo and its neighbours to the south, Santo André and Mauá.

Demographics

Immigrants from many nationalities have settled in São Caetano but the most significant groups are comprised of Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, Germans and Japanese. In the 1950s, nationals from rural Northeastern Brazil started arriving as the region experienced a rapid industrialization boom.

Access to domestic goods (% of population)

*Cellphones: 45.7%
*Telephone landlines: 97%
*Cars: 67.3%
*Personal Computers: 41.1%
*Color TVs: 99.4%
*Freezers: 100%

Neighborhoods

Fundação, Centro, Santo Antônio, Santa Paula, Barcelona, Olímpico, Osvaldo Cruz, Cerâmica, Boa Vista, Santa Maria, Jardim São Caetano, Nova Gérti, Mauá, Prosperidade and São José.

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* [http://www.ibge.gov.br/ IBGE] .
* [http://www.saocaetanodosul.sp.gov.br/ PMSCS]


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