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Mongaguá

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Mongaguá
Flag of Mongaguá
Flag
Official seal of Mongaguá
Seal
Location in the state of São Paulo and the country of Brazil.
Location in the state of São Paulo and the country of Brazil.
Coordinates: 24°05′15″S 46°37′44″W / 24.08750°S 46.62889°W / -24.08750; -46.62889Coordinates: 24°05′15″S 46°37′44″W / 24.08750°S 46.62889°W / -24.08750; -46.62889
CountryBrazil
StateSão Paulo
Government
 • MayorArtur Parada Prócida
Area
 • Total141.87 km2 (54.78 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total52,492
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
WebsiteMongagua.sp.gov.br

Mongaguá is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista.[1] The population is 52,492 (2015 est.) in an area of 141.87 km².[2] The name comes from the Tupi language. Its seal carries the national motto of the United States of America, E pluribus unum.

The municipality's street plan is on a planned grid running from SSE to NNW and many of the houses are within sight of the Atlantic Ocean. The populated area of Mongaguá is near the bottom of steep-sloping and densely forested mountains. The BR-101 superhighway linking Santos and the southern part of the state runs through Mongaguá. The freeway to the city of São Paulo is also easily accessible. Housing developments near the beaches were built in the 1970s and the 1990s. Prior to the construction of the housing developments, the population was mainly rural. Housing development continues to this day.

There are two aboriginal villages in Mongaguá: Itaoca and Aguapéu, located in the Atlantic Mata reserve. The aboriginal community of Aguapéu conceived of the project Jaguatareí Nhemboé (Walking and Learning).

Population history

Year Population
2004 43,383
2006 46,977
2015 52,492

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