Santos is a municipality in Brazil’s state of São Paulo that was created in 1546 by Portuguese lord Brás Cubas. It is situated partly on the island of So Vicente, which is home to both Santos and So Vicente, and partially on the mainland. It is the principal city in the Baixada Santista metropolitan area. The population is 433,966 (as of 2015) in a 280.67 km2 area. Additionally, the city is home to the Coffee Museum, which was originally used to negotiate coffee prices. Additionally, there is a football monument honoring the city’s finest players, including Pelé, who played for Santos Futebol Clube. Its 5,335 m (5,834 yd) long seaside garden is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s biggest beachfront garden.
Santos – Info Card
|TIME ZONE :||• Time zone BRT (UTC-3)|
• Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
|AREA :||280.67 km2 (108.37 sq mi)|
|ELEVATION :||2 m (7 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||23°56′13″S 46°19′30″W|
|SEX RATIO :|
|AREA CODE :||13|
|POSTAL CODE :||11000-000|
|DIALING CODE :||+55 13|
Tourism in Santos
Santos is a city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, located in the south. Santos is the capital of Baixada Santista, a 1.6 million-person coastal metropolitan region that is home to South America’s most significant port. Santos is a city notable for its historical core, football club Santos FC (led by the famous Pelé), and beaches (reputedly, not the cleanest).
Santos is a municipality in Brazil’s state of São Paulo. It was created in 1546. It is situated partly on the island of São Vicente, which is home to both Santos and So Vicente, and partially on the mainland. It is the most populous city on the Paulista Coast. As of 2006, it has a population of 418,375. Santos boasts Latin America’s largest harbor, is a major tourist destination, and is home to enormous industrial complexes and shipping facilities that handle a substantial amount of the world’s coffee exports, as well as a variety of other Brazilian products such as oranges, bananas, and cotton. Additionally, the city has the Coffee Museum, which was previously used to negotiate coffee rates, and a football monument honoring the city’s finest players, including Pelé. Its beachfront garden, measuring 5335 kilometers in length, is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s biggest.
A tourist information office is located in the beach garden at the beach’s center. It’s the building with Mondrian-inspired walls next to the large I sign. The staff speaks good English and is really helpful.
Climate of Santos
Despite its proximity to the tropics, Santos has a tropical rainforest environment with no discernible dry season. Tropical rainforest climates are normally located near the equator, making Santos’ climate unique. Every month of the year receives an average of more than 60 millimeters of rainfall. Santos has pleasant weather throughout year, albeit June is somewhat cooler (and drier) than January. June’s average temperature is 23 °C, while January’s average temperature is 28 °C. Santos receives an alarming quantity of precipitation, 2,081 mm (81.9 in) yearly. Santos is one of the few isolated regions of Brazil outside the tropical Amazon Basin that receives more than 2,000 mm (79 in) of total annual precipitation, although nearby Ubatuba, approximately 140 kilometers (87 miles) to the east-northeast, receives significantly more precipitation, receiving an average of 2,645 mm (104.1 in) per year. This climate is classified as a Köppen Climate Classification subtype “Af” (Tropical Rainforest Climate).
Geography of Santos
Santos is located around 79 kilometers (49 miles) from the capital of the state of São Paulo, the city of São Paulo.
It is separated into two different geographic areas: an island that is extensively urbanized and a continental territory that is protected to around 70%. The regions are markedly different in terms of population, economics, and topography.
Economy of Santos
Santos is home to Latin America’s largest seaport, which handled more than 72 million tons in 2006. It is home to vast industrial complexes and shipping hubs that handle a significant amount of the world’s coffee exports, as well as a variety of other Brazilian products such as steel, oil, automobiles, oranges, bananas, and cotton.
Santos was Brazil’s sixth-biggest exporting city by value in 2014, trading $4.36 billion (USD) worth of products. Santos’ top four exports were raw sugar (23% of total exports), refined petroleum (16%), coffee (15%), and soybeans (15%). (13%).