Friday, 12 July 2013


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Campinas —  Municipality  — The Municipality of Campinas Images from top, left to right: Metropolitan Cathedral, an avenue in Campinas's downtown, an old railway station, Mogiana Palace, a monument to the heroes of Constitutionalist Revolution (in Saudade Cemetery), a bus terminus, Central area of Campinas as seen from Torre do Castelo, a belvedere. Flag Seal Nickname(s): Cidade das Andorinhas, Brazilian Silicon Valley, Princesa d'Oeste Location of Campinas Campinas Location in Brazil Coordinates: 22°54′3″S 47°03′26″W / 22.90083°S 47.05722°W / -22.90083; -47.05722 Country  Brazil Region Southeast State São Paulo Founded July 14, 1774 Government  • Mayor Jonas Donizette (PSB) Area  • Municipality 795.667 km2 (307.209 sq mi)  • Metro 3,645 km2 (1,407 sq mi) Elevation 555-780 m (1,821–2,559 ft) Population (2012)  • Municipality 1,098,630 (14th)  • Density 1,358.6/km2 (3,519/sq mi)  • Metro 2,633,523 Time zone Brasilia Official Time (UTC-3)  • Summer (DST) Brazilian Daylight Saving Time (UTC-2) Postal Code 13000-000 Area code(s) +55 19 Website Campinas, São Paulo

Campinas (Portuguese pronunciation: , Plains) is a Brazilian city of São Paulo State, in the country's Southeast Region. According to the 2010 Census, the city population is 1,080,999, making it the fourteenth most populous Brazilian city and the third in the São Paulo state. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater Campinas, as of 2013, contains nineteen cities, including Campinas, and has a total population of 2,832,297 people.

The city is home to the University of Campinas, one of the most prestigious in Latin America.

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