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Suzano

Suzano
Administration
Full nameCity of Suzano
Official nameCity of Suzano
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
FoundedApril 2, 1949
Government
MayorMarcelo Cândido (PT)
Geography
Total Area79.5 sq mi (206 km2)
Elevation2458.8 ft (749.43 m)
Demography
Total Population268777 (2007)
Density (pop.)1304.74/km2 (3379.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0,775 medium

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Suzano is a city in São Paulo, Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. The population in 2004 was 272,452 and the area is 206 km2. The elevation is 749 m.

Suzano has a large Japanese Brazilian population. It consists of a large downtown area surrounded by residential areas. There are three main roads that travel through the downtown section. One of them is a one-way street (northbound), and two are one-way streets (southbound). It was named after the engineer who built the train station.

Suzano is an important industrial center today, although it was originally agricultural.

Many soldiers who fought in Italy's Monte Castelo in World War II were from Suzano.

A medium sized, average shopping mall, city hall, train station, frequent bus routes, and a number of tall office/residential buildings are features of this city.

In comparison with neighboring cities, Suzano has a quite few tall buildings. Most of the city's buildings were built in the 1990s.


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