Santos, São Paulo

The city of Santos in the Brazilian state of São Paulo

São Paulo (center) and Santos on the coast

Santos is the most important port in Latin America. It lies on the coast of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The city is the administrative headquarters of the metropolitan region of Baixada Santista and is on every 13th June of the year for a day, the symbolic capital of the state. In addition, Santos has BALNEARIA the official status of a spa, an Estancia. Santos has 407 506 inhabitants ( 2010) on an area of ​​280 km ², which corresponds to a population density of 1455 persons per square kilometer. Nearly 40 square kilometers of the city, including the city center, located on the island of São Vicente.

The Port of Santos is based on the movement of goods is the largest port in Latin America.


Climate of Santos is tropical, generally it is hot and rainy in summer than in winter. But both seasons often have strong temperature fluctuations. However, in winter the nights are rarely colder than 10 ° C.

The highest temperature was recorded in September 1997 at 41 ° C. On 2 August 1955, the lowest temperature was recorded at 4.3 ° C. It is said to be even came that day in the vicinity of Santos to frosts, but there are no official records that confirm this.

Diocese of Santos

  • Diocese of Santos


  • A special feature for railroad enthusiasts is the funicular railway Paranapiacaba on the railway line to São Paulo.
  • Coffee Museum in the building of the former Coffee Exchange ( Bolsa Official de Café ) in the center provides an overview of the history of the city and of coffee production in the region.
  • The Monte Serrat allows visitors to take a view of the island on which is the most important district of Santos. There are two ways to reach the top: either to climb 415 flights of stairs or use the funicular. At the top there is the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte Serrat, the former casino and a small canteen.
  • The city aquarium is very famous in Brazil and has more than 70 species of fish. It was founded in 1945 and expanded in 2010, which led to improvements for the visitors and the animals. It is located on the beach - all in the vicinity of channels 6


The city is the home of two-time FIFA World Cup winner for club teams FC Santos. The club museum, which is located in the most Vila Belmiro called Urbano Caldeira Stadium, has a lot of memorabilia, originating in particular from the heyday of the club with his star player Pele.


  • Portugal Ansiao (1996 )
  • Arouca Portugal (2001)
  • Panama Colón (2006)
  • Portugal Coimbra ( 1980)
  • Constanta Romania (2001)
  • Portugal Funchal ( 1988)
  • Cuba Havana ( 1995)
  • Japan Nagasaki ( 1972)
  • China People's Republic of Ningbo ( 2000)
  • Japan Shimonoseki (1971 )
  • China Taizhou People's Republic (1995 )
  • Italy Trieste (1978 )
  • Ushuaia Argentina (1994 )

Source: Prefeitura Municipal de Santos: " Relações Internacionais: Cidades - Irmãs "

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685-1724), a Jesuit scientist and inventor
  • José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838), mineralogist, politicians and Masonic
  • Gilberto Mendes ( * 1922 ), Composer
  • Gilmar (1930-2013), football goalkeeper
  • Djalminha (born 1970 ), football player
  • Diego Ares ( born 1986 ), cyclist
  • Léo Baptistão (* 1992), football player