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Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889
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Municipality of Bertioga
Flag of Bertioga
Coat of arms of Bertioga
Location in São Paulo
Location in São Paulo
Coordinates: 23°51′17″S 46°08′20″W / 23.85472°S 46.13889°W / -23.85472; -46.13889
Country Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionBaixada Santista
 • MayorCaio Arias Matheus
 • Total490.15 km2 (189.25 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total64,723
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.730 – high[2]

Bertioga is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo in the Baixada Santista. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of the Baixada Santista.[3]

The population is 64,723 (2020 est.) in an area of 490.15 km2.[4] Because it neighbors resort towns, its population fluctuates greatly with the seasons. The more northern parts are dense forests and are virtually unpopulated. The municipality was created on 19 May 1991. Prior to that it was a part of Santos.

The municipality contains the 9,312 hectares (23,010 acres) Restinga de Bertioga State Park, created in 2010 to protect an area of mangroves, restinga and dense rainforest.[5] Its limits are Mogi das Cruzes, Biritiba-Mirim and Salesópolis in the north, São Sebastião in the east, Atlantic Ocean to the south with Ilha de Santo Amaro (opposite to the city) and Santos in the west.

Bertioga is infamously known for being the site where Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, died by drowning in 1979.[6]



In telecommunications, the city was served by Companhia Telefônica Brasileira until 1973, when it began to be served by Telecomunicações de São Paulo.[7] In July 1998, this company was acquired by Telefónica, which adopted the Vivo brand in 2012.[8]

The company is currently an operator of cell phones, fixed lines, internet (fiber optics/4G) and television (satellite and cable).[8]


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 815
  4. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  5. ^ Parque Estadual Restinga de Bertioga (in Portuguese), Fundação Florestal - Governo do Estado de São Paulo, retrieved 2017-01-17
  6. ^ Gibson, Kenneth (31 March 2012). Killer Doctors: The Ultimate Betrayal of Trust. Neil Wilson Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-906476-59-5.
  7. ^ "Creation of Telesp - April 12, 1973". www.imprensaoficial.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2024-05-26.
  8. ^ a b "Our History - Telefônica RI". Telefônica. Retrieved 2024-05-26.