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The Municipality of
São Bernardo do Campo
Municipality
Flag of The Municipality ofSão Bernardo do Campo
Flag
Official seal of The Municipality ofSão Bernardo do Campo
Seal
Nickname(s): The Automobile Capital
Motto: Pavlistarvm Terra Mater
(Mother Land of the Paulistas)
SaoPaulo Municip SaoBernardodoCampo.svg
Location in Brazil
Country  Brazil
State Bandeira do Estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Area
 • Municipality 407.1 km2 (157.2 sq mi)
 • Land 331.28 km2 (127.91 sq mi)
 • Water 75.82 km2 (29.27 sq mi)  18.6%
 • Urban 118.74 km2 (45.85 sq mi)
 • Metro 212.54 km2 (82.06 sq mi)
Elevation 762 m (2,500 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 765,203 (23rd)
 • Density 1,919.40/km2 (1,883.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-2 (UTC-2)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code 09600-000
Area code(s) +55 11
HDI (2008) 0.834 – high
Website São Bernardo do Campo

São Bernardo do Campo (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w beʁˈnaʁdu du ˈkãpu]) is a Brazilian city in the ABC Region, state of São Paulo. Its population in 2003 was 745,161 inhabitants. Its area is 406 km².

The city was founded in 1553, one of the first cities in Brazil. São Bernardo do Campo is very known because of the automobiles industries that came in 1950s, like: Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Chrysler and Ford.

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