Osasco

Osasco

About Osasco

Osasco is a municipality and city in So Paulo State, Brazil, is located in the Greater So Paulo and ranking 5th in population among So Paulo municipalities. The current mayor is Emidio Pereira de Souza (PT). The population in 2008 is 713,066, the density is 10,970/km and the total area is 65 km. It is among the world more dense cities, similar in density to Tokyo and New York City. It's considered the major urban centre of the Western portion of the Greater So Paulo. It used to be a district of So Paulo City until February 19, 1962, when Osasco became a municipality of its own. In 1989 the city became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Osasco. The region that is now Osasco was inhabited by indigenous Tupi-Guaran people. Bandeirantes lived in the region that is now Osasco, then called 'vila de Quitana'. The famous 'bandeirante' Antonio Raposo Tavares lived there.

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