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Bauru

Bauru
Administration
Full nameBauru, São Paulo
Official nameBauru, São Paulo
CountryBrazil
StateSão Paulo
Government
MayorRodrigo Agostinho
Geography
Total Area271 sq mi (702 km2)
Land Area269 sq mi (697 km2)
Water Area1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation1725.7 ft (526 m)
Demography
Total Population356680 (2006)
Density (pop.)529.6/km2 (1371.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneHorário Oficial de Brasília (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)Horário Oficial de Verão (UTC-2)

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Bauru is a Brazilian city and municipality in midwestern region of the state of São Paulo. It is also the capital of the micro-region of Bauru. The population in 2010 is 344 039, the area of the municipality is 675.2 km2 and the population density is 464.56/km2.

Established in 1896, its boundaries are Reginópolis to the north, Arealva to the northeast, Pederneiras to the east, Agudos and Piratininga to the south and Avaí to the west.

It is the hometown of Marcos César Pontes, the first Brazilian in space. It is also the town where Pelé grew up and learned his football (soccer) skills.

The city is served by two airports: the older Bauru Airport, and the newer Bauru-Arealva Airport, officially known as Moussa Nakhl Tobias Airport, located in the adjoining municipality of Arealva.


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