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Location in São Paulo state
Location in São Paulo state
Juquitiba is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°55′55″S 47°4′7″W / 23.93194°S 47.06861°W / -23.93194; -47.06861Coordinates: 23°55′55″S 47°4′7″W / 23.93194°S 47.06861°W / -23.93194; -47.06861
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Brazil
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region São Paulo
 • Total 522.17 km2 (201.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 30,642
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Website www.juquitiba.sp.gov.br

Juquitiba is a suburban municipality in the southeastern part of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.[1] The population is 30,642 (2015 est.) in an area of 522.17 km².[2] This name comes from the Tupi language. The southern part of the municipality is heavily forested with the Serra do Mar mountain range, the central and the northern parts are predominantly hilly.

The municipality contains part of the 488,865 hectares (1,208,010 acres) Serra do Mar Environmental Protection Area, created in 1984.[3]

Population history[edit]

Year Population
2003 28,458
2004 29,789
2015 30,642


Tourism is a strong point of Juquitiba. Just 70 km from the state capital, offers contact with the animals and plants of the Atlantic forest. It offers various adventure sports like river rafting Juquiá, for example, along with numerous trails and waterfalls. The county contains hostels, campsites and fishing to leisure and hospitality.


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