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Mogí das Cruzes has an older and dense occupation, with a nucleus urban provided good of infrastructure, where tertiary activities prevail. The municipal district also has significant industrial and agricultural activity, being one of the largest producing of hortigranjeiros of the Metropolitan Area.

Mogí das Cruzes is considered national reference in the production of horticultural. Pole technology irradiador in the production of fruits, green vegetables, vegetables, flowers and eggs, the city receives researchers of the whole world. They are almost 100 years of horticulture in the area, introduced by the Spaniards and Italian. It is hugged by the Japanese immigrants. They were them that, precisely in Mogí, they revolutionized the cultivation with the technique of the irrigation.

Of a cultivated area of 6.241 hectares, about of 2.000 rural producers they remove enough to supply 35% of every consuming market of the State of São Paulo and 5% of Rio de Janeiro. Every area possesses 3.500 producers approximately.

Only in the case of the vegetables, they are more than 170 items. Mogí of the Crosses sustains adult's Brazilian producer of five items titles, among hortigranjeiros, fruits and flowers, besides enjoying of international fame due to the exports to Japan, countries of Europe and of the South Cone.

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