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Estância Balneária de Santos
From top, clockwise: cargo ship at the entrance of the Port of Santos canal; buildings on the edge of the city; Monument of the 100 Years of Japanese Immigration in the Roberto Mário Santini Park; Marco da Ponta da Praia and view of the Bay of Santos; Canal 3 of the city drainage system and front garden of the beach.
Flag of Santos
Coat of arms of Santos
Coat of arms
Patriam Charitatem et Libertatem Docui
(Latin: To the homeland I taught charity and liberty)
Location of Santos
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Location in Brazil
Country  Brazil
State  São Paulo
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Total 280.67 km2 (108.37 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
 • Total 433,966
 • Density 1,546.179/km2 (4,004.58/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santista
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal code
Area code +55 13

Santos is a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, founded in 1546 by the Portuguese nobleman Brás Cubas. It is located mostly on the island of São Vicente, which harbors both the city of Santos and the city of São Vicente, and partially on the mainland. It is the main city in the metropolitan region of Baixada Santista. The population is 433,966 (2015 est.) in an area of 280.67 km2 (108.37 sq mi). The city is also home to the Coffee Museum, where world coffee prices were once negotiated. There is also an association football memorial, dedicated to the city's greatest players, which includes Pelé, who played for the Santos Futebol Clube. Its beachfront garden, 5,335 m (5,834 yd) in length, figures in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest beachfront garden in the world.

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