São Caetano do Sul


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São Caetano do Sul

(souN kītä`no͞o tho͝o so͞ol), city (1996 pop. 140,808), São Paulo state, SE Brazil, an industrial suburb southeast of the city of São Paulo. Because of their integration into São Paulo's industrial zone, São Caetano do Sul and nearby Santo André and São Bernardo do Campo are sometimes collectively referred to as "ABC." Headquarters for General Motors in Brazil, São Caetano do Sul assembles motor vehicles and produces metal products, electrical and communications equipment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and clothing. The city was founded c.1631.
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São Caetano do Sul

 

a city in southeastern Brazil, in São Paulo State; a suburb of São Paulo. Population, 150,000 (1970). São Caetano do Sul has a railroad station. Local industry includes ferrous metallurgy, machine building, and the production of chemicals and construction materials.

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