A view of downtown Jundiaí
Location in São Paulo state
|• Mayor||Pedro Bigardi (PSD)|
|• Total||431.21 km2 (166.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||761 m (2,497 ft)|
|• Density||930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)|
|Area code||+55 11|
Jundiaí is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 401,896 (2015 est.) in an area of 431.21 km². The elevation is 761 m. Distance is 60 km north of the city of São Paulo. The GDP is 9.7 billion of dollars (20.1 billions reais). The budget for 2013 is USD 787 millions (1.63 billions reais), according to the official data of the City Hall and approved by the City Council.
History and Geography
The municipality was founded on December 14, 1655, when it was elevated to the category of village. Its first urbanization was carried out in 1657. Jundiaí has borders with Várzea Paulista, Campo Limpo Paulista, Franco da Rocha, Cajamar, Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Cabreúva, Itupeva, Louveira, Vinhedo, Itatiba and Jarinu.
Jundiaí has enjoyed a steep population growth, in large part fueled by a shift of residents from the megalopolis of São Paulo, seeking better living conditions.
The Serra do Japi (Japi mountain range), situated southeast of the city, is a state park that has a natural reserve with one of the largest forested areas in the state of São Paulo, with beautiful landscapes and many opportunities for ecotourism, large hotel-farms and extreme sports.
The Jundiahy section is a historical area amongst the rivers Jundiai, Guapeva and Mato.It is an affluent neighborhood with fancy houses, gardens and a traditional small community business.
The Jundiaí Airport serves the city and region for small airplanes. Jundiaí has a connection in the Jundiaí station with Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM). It has a system of public transportation that currently costs R$3,00 (USD 1,45) for one way . Most of the buses have wheelchair lifts and a few have monitors that broadcast videos about the city and education. The lines are all connected by terminais (terminals), what makes the users' traffic faster and cheaper since there is free circulation in the terminals to the linhas alimentadoras (feeding lines), which carry the passengers from the terminals to their respective destinations . Yellow and reloadable electronic cards that replace cash may be used by regular users that perform a register; students have a blue card that charges only half instead of the ticket's full price; the elderly or disabled own a grey or green card which allows free admittance.
Twin towns and sister cities
- Adriano Basso (1975), footballer
- Ana Carolina Reston Macan (1985–2006), -model
- Antônio de Queirós Teles, barão de Jundiaí (1789–1870), politician
- Antônio de Queirós Teles, conde do Parnaíba (1831–1888), politician, and president of São Paulo Province (1886–1887)
- Bianca Bin, actress
- Bianca Franceschinelli Bin Brandão, model and actress
- Cida Marques, model and actress
- Dalmo Gaspar
- Décio Pignatari (1927-2012), writer and poet
- Doni (1979), footballer
- Douglas Tufano, professor and linguist
- Eloísa Mafalda (1924), actress
- Edinaldo Batista Libânio (1979), footballer
- Fabio Zanon (1966), musician
- Gerson Sartori (1967), politician
- Jean Fercondini (1987), actor
- José Arnaldo de Oliveira (1963), sociologist
- Max Gehringer (1949), lawyer
- Nenê (1981), footballer
- Oscar Maroni Filho (1949), businessman
- Reginaldo (1983-), footballer
- Zenaide Oliveira (1985), athlete
- Rogério Moreira (1963), engineer
- Felipe Menegazzi Barbosa (1978), photographer