São José dos Campos

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São José dos Campos
Coordinates: 23 ° 12 ′  S , 45 ° 53 ′  W
Map: Brazil
São José dos Campos
Sao José dos Campos on the map of Brazil
Basic data
Country Brazil
State São Paulo
City foundation 1767
Residents 713,943 ( ber  . 2018)
City insignia
Brasão de São José dos Campos.svg
Bandeira de São José dos Campos.svg
Detailed data
surface 1,100 km 2
Population density 649 inhabitants / km 2
height 600  m
Post Code 12209-12248
Time zone UTC −3
City Presidency Felicio Ramuth
Website www.sjc.sp.gov.br
Panorama of São José dos Campos
Panorama of São José dos Campos
Location of São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo
Location of São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo

São José dos Campos is a city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo , approx. 80 km from São Paulo city in the Vale do Paraíba (valley of the Paraíba river) at an altitude of approx. 600 m. In 2018, São José dos Campos had 713,943 inhabitants on 1100 km².

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of São José dos Campos .

The city of São José dos Campos at night


The climate in São José dos Campos can be described as a "tropical highland climate" (mixture of tropical and subtropical climate). During the (main) rainy season from November to March approx. 72% of the annual precipitation (tropical) falls. The temperatures are still at a moderate (subtropical) level. 33 ° C in summer are quite possible, but in winter it can also cool down to well below 20 ° C, and at night low values ​​in the single-digit range (approx. 5 ° C) have been measured. In the long-term mean, however, the temperatures range between 21 ° C and 28 ° C (maximum) and 12 ° C to 19 ° C (minimum).


São José dos Campos is a very important technology center in Brazil. Many international corporations such as Philips , Panasonic , Johnson & Johnson , GM do Brasil , Petrobras , Ericsson and Monsanto have branches here. The headquarters of the aircraft manufacturer Embraer is also located in São José dos Campos , which specializes primarily in the production of small and medium-sized passenger aircraft for (regional) short-haul flights, as well as military aircraft and has meanwhile become one of the world's largest manufacturers. However, the numerous training and research centers located in São José dos Campos, such as B. the Aerospace Technology Center, CTA ( Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial ), which is subordinate to the Brazilian Air Force and houses other institutions, such as the INPE ( Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais ), the IAE ( Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço ), and the ITA ( Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica ).


In São José there are the UNIFESP ( Universidade Federal de São Paulo ), the FATEC ( Faculdade de Tecnologia do Estado de São Paulo ) and the UNESP ( Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho"). The corporations located here benefit from the high density of research and training centers from numerous synergy effects, which is certainly one of the main reasons that São José dos Campos is an attractive location for many corporations (a kind of "Silicon Valley of Brazil").


The parks of the city ( Parque Santos Dumont , City Park Roberto Burle Marx , Parque Vincentina Aranha ), but also the Banhado , a large nature reserve, are worth seeing (and of high recreational value ) . There are also some churches, theaters, libraries and museums that are well worth seeing. Many tourists also appreciate the location of São José dos Campos between various other tourist centers. At the seaside, tourist centers such as Ilhabela ("the beautiful island" - actual name: Ilha de São Sebastião ) and Ubatuba should be mentioned. Another popular destination is the nearby "Atlantic Rainforest" ( Mata Atlântica ), one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.


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