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
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast Region
StateBandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
FoundedJune 24, 1824
Government
 • MayorVanderlei Borges de Carvalho[1]
Area
 • Total516.399 km2 (199.383 sq mi)
Elevation
767 m (2,516 ft)
Population
 (2020 [2])
 • Total91,771

São João da Boa Vista (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈsɐ̃w̃ ʒuˈɐ̃w̃ dɐ ˈboɐ ˈvistɐ]; "Saint John of the Good View" in English) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The population in 2020 was 91,771 and the area is 516.399 square kilometres (199.383 sq mi). The elevation is 767 metres (2,516 ft).[3]

The foundation history[edit]

The city was founded on June 24, 1824 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%

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VANDERLEI BORGES DE CARVALHO" (in Portuguese). UOL. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06.
  2. ^ IBGE 2020
  3. ^ "São João da Boa Vista" (in Portuguese). Braslia, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06.