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Santos is a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil founded in 1543. It is partially located on the island of São Vicente in the Atlantic ocean, and partially on the mainland. As of 1996, its population was approximately 412,000. Santos is a significant tourist center, and has large industrial complexes and shipping centers which handle a large portion of the world's coffee exports, as well as a number of other Brazilian exports including oranges, bananas, and cotton.

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