São João da Boa Vista

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Coordinates: 21°58′09″S 46°47′53″W / 21.96917°S 46.79806°W / -21.96917; -46.79806

São João da Boa Vista
Municipality
Município de São João da Boa Vista
Aerial view of São João da Boa Vista
Aerial view of São João da Boa Vista
Flag of São João da Boa Vista
Flag
Official seal of São João da Boa Vista
Seal
Location of São João da Boa Vista in São Paulo (state)
Location of São João da Boa Vista in São Paulo (state)
São João da Boa Vista is located in Brazil
São João da Boa Vista
São João da Boa Vista
Location of São João da Boa Vista in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°58′09″S 46°47′53″W / 21.96917°S 46.79806°W / -21.96917; -46.79806
Country Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Founded June 24, 1821
Government
 • Mayor Vanderlei Borges de Carvalho[1]
Area
 • Total 516.146 km2 (199.285 sq mi)
Elevation 767 m (2,516 ft)

São João da Boa Vista is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2010 was 83,639 and the area is 516,399 square kilometres (199,383 sq mi). The elevation is 767 metres (2,516 ft).[2]

The foundation history[edit]

The city was founded on June 24, 1821. In the beginning of last century, a group of miners decided to rest at the edge of Jaguari Mirim River, already in São Paulo state, and got astonished by the exuberant view of the nature. They got so delighted that on that Saint John's day, the miners started up the construction of the town and, to celebrate the Saint of that day as well as because of the amazing twilights at the sunset, the city was named São João da Boa Vista. Only 14 years later, the town was claimed a district. On March 24, 1859 it became a city, and on February 7, 1885 it was considered a judicial district, offering its citizens all the basic infrastructure.

Demographics[edit]

São João da Boa Vista possesses, according to IBGE 2010, 83,661 inhabitants.

Etnias
Color/Race Percentage
White 85,36%
African 4,47%
Multiracial 9,54%
Asian 0,09%
Indigenous Peoples 0,03%
Without Declaration 0,50%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VANDERLEI BORGES DE CARVALHO" (in Portuguese). UOL. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  2. ^ "São João da Boa Vista" (in Portuguese). Braslia, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06.