São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul

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São Borja
São borjense
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Flag of São Borja
Flag
Official seal of São Borja
Seal
Motto: Terra dos Presidentes
São Borja is located in Brazil
São Borja
São Borja
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°39′36.84″S 56°00′13.82″W / 28.6602333°S 56.0038389°W / -28.6602333; -56.0038389Coordinates: 28°39′36.84″S 56°00′13.82″W / 28.6602333°S 56.0038389°W / -28.6602333; -56.0038389
Country Brazil
Region South
State State of Rio Grande do Sul
Founded March 11, 1833
Area
 • Total 3,640 km2 (1,410 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 61.671
 • Density 2,795/km2 (7,240/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website http://www.saoborja.rs.gov.br
Location in Rio Grande do Sul State

São Borja is a city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. São Borja is the oldest municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and was founded in 1682 by the Jesuits as the first of the Seven Points of the Missions, and named São Francisco de Borja, in honor of Saint Francis Borgia. It is situated on the Western Frontier of Rio Grande do Sul on the border with Argentina which is defined by the Uruguai river.

São Borja is known as the Land of the Presidents as it is the birthplace of two Brazilian Presidents: Getúlio Vargas (1882–1954) and João Goulart (1919–1976).

The city is linked to the Argentinian city of Santo Tomé through the Integration Bridge.

The city is served by São Borja Airport.

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