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Coat of arms
Location of Barueri
Coordinates: 23¬į30‚Ä≤40‚Ä≥S 46¬į52‚Ä≤35‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ23.51111¬įS 46.87639¬įWÔĽŅ / -23.51111; -46.87639
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State S√£o Paulo
 - Mayor Rubens Furlan (PMDB)
 - Total 64.167 km2 (24.8 sq mi)
Elevation 719 m (2,359 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 252,748
 - Density 3,938.91/km2 (10,201.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 - Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0,826 High
Website Barueri City Hall

Coordinates: 23¬į30‚Ä≤40‚Ä≥S 46¬į52‚Ä≤35‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ23.51111¬įS 46.87639¬įWÔĽŅ / -23.51111; -46.87639 Barueri is a Brazilian city in the state of S√£o Paulo. The population in 2006 is estimated to be 265,549, the population density is 4,149.2 per km¬≤ and the area of 64 km¬≤.

Its boundaries are Santana de Parnaíba to the north, Osasco in the east, Carapicuíba in the Southeast, Jandira to the south and southwest and Itapevi the west. The city is served by the trains of line B of the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (literally São Paulo Metropolitan Railway Company), (CPTM).



Barueri means "Red flower that amazes" in Tupi Guarani. According to historians, the history of Barueri dates back to November 11, 1560 with the establishment of Nossa Senhora Da Escada Chapel by jesuit missionary José de Anchieta and his further settlement. The hamlet grew to the point of the construction, in 1870 of the Sorocabana Railway that initiated its duties in 1875 turning Barueri into an important point of connection between São Paulo, Santana de Parnaíba and Pirapora do Bom Jesus. Still belonging to the city of Santana de Parnaíba, Barueri was established as an independent city on December 24, 1948 due to its growth.


The most notable football (soccer) club in the city is Grêmio Barueri, which plays at Arena Barueri, and as of 2009, it is competing in the Brazilian top league.

In 2006, some 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women basketball matches were hosted at the city's Barueri Arena, which is an indoor sporting arena.


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