City of Araçariguama starts to integrate Cioeste

The city of Araçariguama is most recent integrant of the Cioeste (Intermunicipal Trust of the Region West Metropolitan of São Paulo).

Known as “the Vestibule of the Interior”, the city is located the 61 kilometers of São Paulo and is part of the Script of the Bandeirantes, a passage used for the men who tamed the São Paulo interior. The tourism in Araçariguama sufficiently is related to the history of the city.

The sprouting of the city if after gave Captain of São Paulo and Piratininga, Affonso Sardine, to identify the gold presence of laudering in the region where currently the city is situated. The notice attracted farmers and bandeirantes to the place with passing of the years, that they established residence for there.

In 1926, the Saint company George Gold Mine acquired the right to explore the gold mine of Araçariguama, of where 45 kilos of ore for month were removed. Ahead of this, eight years later, Getúlio Vargas – then president of Brazil – the lacragem of the mine for ore shunting line decreed.

The mine of Araçariguama is enters the first ones of the country and currently she is boarded for studious for the historical importance that load and the value of its geologic small farm.


In 1962, had the construction of the Highway Castello Branco, during the government of Ademar de Barros, called at the time “Autoestrada of the West”. The purpose of the construction, considered in that decade the biggest highway of Latin America, was to open a new way in direction the Mato Grosso and Paraná, fact that brought expectations of progress and hope of development to the population of Araçariguama.

Now, the city starts to be part of the biggest intermunicipal trust of the country, next to the cities of Barueri, Carapicuíba, Cotia, Itapevi, Jandira, Osasco, Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Santana de Parnaíba and Vargem Grande Paulista.

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