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Taubaté

Taubate
Administration
Full nameMunicípio de Taubaté
Official nameMunicípio de Taubaté
Native nameTaubaté
MottoPer aspera pro Brasilia
All sacrifice for Brazil
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Government
MayorRoberto de Alvarenga Peixoto
Geography
Total Area241.6 sq mi (625.9 km2)
Demography
Total Population278,724 (2010) (2008)
Density (pop.)436.8/km2 (1131.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code12000-000
Area code+55 12

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Taubaté is a city in the State of São Paulo, in southeastern Brazil. Its strategic geographical location, between the two most important Brazilian cities (São Paulo (123 km) and Rio de Janeiro) (280 km), being crossed by Presidente Dutra Highway which connects the two megacities, and between high, cold mountains and the Atlantic Ocean has helped the development of the city. The city has over 270,000 inhabitants and has become an industrial center, seating branches of several companies, including Volkswagen, Alstom, Ford, LG, Embraer, among many others.


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