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Santa Bárbara d'Oeste

Santa Barbara dOeste
Full nameSanta Bárbara d'Oeste
Official nameSanta Bárbara d'Oeste
CountryBR Brazil
StateSão Paulo
MayorMário Celso Heins (PDT)
Total Area104.8 sq mi (271.492 km2)
Elevation1870.1 ft (570 m)
Total Population189573 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000)0.819 high

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Santa Bárbara d'Oeste (Portuguese for West Saint Barbara) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. , it has a population of 189,573. The elevation is 570 meters. In the late 1860s Confederate refugees from the American Civil War (known as Confederados) settled in the region. Among them, there was William Hutchinson Norris, a senator from Alabama. Their descendants still hold an annual Confederate picnic on the second Sunday in April that features typical southern American foods like biscuits, fried chicken and hot dogs, as well Confederate songs.

Santa Barbara has several museums and tourist attractions, including the Immigration Museum.

Azul Brazilian Airlines offer for its passengers free bus transfers between Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and Campinas-Viracopos International Airport at regular times.

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