São João da Boa Vista
|São João da Boa Vista|
|Município de São João da Boa Vista|
Aerial view of São João da Boa Vista
Location of São João da Boa Vista in São Paulo (state)
|Founded||June 24, 1821|
|• Mayor||Vanderlei Borges de Carvalho|
|• 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).
The foundation history
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.
São João da Boa Vista possesses, according to IBGE 2010, 83,661 inhabitants.
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