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Coordinates: 23°15′51″S, 47°17′57″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

This article is about the location. For the article on the UN Specialised Agency , see ITU (International Telecommunication Union), for the university, see Istanbul Technical University, for the sports federation, see International_Triathlon_Union.
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Map of the state of São Paulo, Brazil pointing Itu
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State: São Paulo
Meso-region: Paulista Macro-Metropolitan Meso-Region
Microrregions: Sorocaba
Anniversary: February 2
Location: 23.963/23°15'51" S, 47.296/47°17'57" W
Area: 641.68 km²
Population: 149,758 (2004)
Ranked 273rd
Population density: 234/km²
Elevation: 583 m
Postal code: 13300-xxx
Area/distance code: (00)55-15
Climate: Subtropical
Name of habitants or denomym: Ituano
Website: www.itu.sp.gov.br
Population Statistics
Urban: 123,942
Rural: 11,424
Other
Literacy rate: 92.53%
Distance from the state capital: 88 km

Itu is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2004 is 149,758 and the area is 641.68 km². The elevation is 583 m. This place name comes from the Tupi language. Itu is linked with the highway numbered the SP-75 and are flowed with two rivers, Tietê and Jundiaí. Itu also contains five hospitals and eleven bank agencies and one shopping center, the Plaza Shopping Itu. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; French: Union internationale des télécommunications, Spanish: Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones) is an international organization established to standardize and regulate international radio and telecommunications. ... Maçka Campus Istanbul Technical University (ITU, Turkish: commonly referred to as Ä°TÃœ or teknik üniversite) is an international technical university located in Istanbul, Turkey. ... The International Triathlon Union was formed in 1989, and organizes official world championship series races for the sport of triathlon (swim-bike-run races). ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... Municipalities of São Paulo Adamantina Adolfo Aguaí Águas da Prata Águas de Lindóia Águas de Santa Bárbara Águas de São Pedro Agudos Alambari Alfredo Marcondes Altair Altinópolis Alto Alegre Alumínio Álvares Florence Álvares Machado Álvaro de Carvalho Alvinlândia Americana Américo Brasiliense Am... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística) published the national charter of statistics on August 30, 2004. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... These are list of postal codes in Brazil. ... This page contains a list of area codes in Brazil for telephone dialing. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tupi language group consists of 6 languages in the Tupi-Guarani sublanguage family: Tupi Antigo, Nhengatu, Tupinkin, Potiguara, Omagua, and Cocoma. ... The Tietê River spring, in Salesópolis The Tietê River (Portuguese: Rio Tietê) is a river in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. ...


Itu was founded by the Portuguese in 1610 by Domingos Fernandes. It became a parish in 1653. In 1657, it was elevated to a town and municipality. It became a part of Brazil in 1822. It became a city in 1843. // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Events January 8 - Miles Sindercombe, would-be-assassin of Oliver Cromwell, and his group are captured in London February - Admiral Robert Blake defeats the Spanish West Indian Fleet in a battle over the seizure of Jamaica. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Itu was the birth place of the Brazilian Republic and has a very interesting museum.


Itu became a famous town after "Simplicio" a well known Brazilian comedian, born in Itu, was made Tourism Secretary and to increase tourism promoted it as the "capital of large things". For example, the town square holds a giant 4mt high yellow phone-booth "orelhão". The Itu popsicle is about 30 cm (1 feet) tall. And a giant christmas tree.


With the increase in domestic tourism the infrastructure soon developed to attract foreign visitors as well as international meetings, seminars and congress events. In 1999 and 2003 the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement held their international delegation session in Itu bringing people from over 80 countries to the city at each event. The Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement is a division from the Seventh-day Adventist Church created by disagreement over proper Sabbath observance and military service during World War I. // When the German army mobilized in 1914, Seventh-day Adventists in that country had to decide whether they would serve in...

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Geography

Its climate is subtropical, temperatures varies from 16° and 22°. The summer is warm and dry, and the winters are moderately cold and dry. For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ...


It is located between the crystalline plateau and sedimentary areas.


Population history

Year Population Change Density
2001 135,366 - 211.51/km²
2004 149,758 14,392 or 10.63% 234/km²

This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Demographics

According to the 2000 IBGE Census, the population was 136,366, of which 123,942 are urban and 11,424 are rural. Its life expectancy for the city was 71.53 years. The literacy rate was at 92.53%. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ...


Transportation

  • SP-75
  • SP-79
  • SP-280
  • SP-300
  • SP-308
  • SP-312

Itinerary of Castelo Branco Highway (in red) Rodovia Presidente Castelo Branco (official designation SP-280) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. ...

See also

Primo Schincariol is a South American brewery and beverage maker based in Itu, state of São Paulo, Brazil. ...

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