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Município de Jundiaí
Flag of Jundiaí
Official seal of Jundiaí
Etiam, per me Brasilia magna!
Location of Jundiaí in the state of São Paulo
Location of Jundiaí in the state of São Paulo
Jundiaí is located in Brazil
Location of Jundiaí in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°11′09″S 46°53′02″W / 23.18583°S 46.88389°W / -23.18583; -46.88389Coordinates: 23°11′09″S 46°53′02″W / 23.18583°S 46.88389°W / -23.18583; -46.88389
Country Brazil
Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg
São Paulo
Metropolitan RegionJundiaí
FoundedDecember 14, 1655
 • MayorLuiz Fernando Machado (PSDB)
 • Total431.207 km2 (166.490 sq mi)
762 m (2,497 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total423,006
 • Density940.94/km2 (2,437.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (Brasilia Official Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (Brazilian Daylight Saving Time, (Not used anymore due to a bill of the Federal Government.))
Postal Code
Area code(s)+55 11

Jundiaí is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, in the Southeast Region of Brazil, located 57 kilometres (35 mi) north of São Paulo. The population of the city is 423,006 (2020 est.), with an area of 431.21 km².[2] The elevation is 761 m. The GDP of the city is U$16.6 billion (R$36.6 billion). The budget for 2013 is U$787 million (R$1.63 billion), according to the official data of the City Hall.

History and Geography[edit]

The municipality was officially 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.

Church in Vila Arens

The name of the town comes from the Tupi language, and it means the place of the jundiá ("fish with barbs", the Rhamdia quelen species).

The city received massive numbers of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century and early 20th century, making most of the city's inhabitants of Italian descent. Amongst other immigrant groups, there are: Portuguese, Spanish, German and small amounts of Hungarian and Slavic peoples.

Recently, 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.


Paulista is the city's football (soccer) club. The team, which plays at Jayme Cintra Stadium, was the champion of Copa do Brasil 2005 (Cup of Brazil).


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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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[edit]

Japan Iwakuni, Japan
Italy Padova, Italy
United States Trenton, USA

Notable people[edit]

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