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Jacareí

Administration
Full nameJacareí
Official nameJacareí
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateSão Paulo
Founded1652
Geography
Total Area17.8 sq mi (46 km2)
Elevation1860.2 ft (567 m)
Demography
Total Population210.988
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code12300-000
Area code+55 12

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Jacareí is a city of approximately 211,308 inhabitants in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The name comes from a native brazilan language (Tupi language). It's a word that means something like "the rivers where alligators are found".

Jacareí is an important city in São Paulo state. The city is known as "Capital of Beer" by the daily output of its factories, considered the biggest in Latin America. The economic activity is mainly based on industrial production. The industries produce mainly paper, chemicals, glass, wire and rubber.

The city is located in the Paraíba do Sul's valley (the Paraíba do Sul is the most important river in the east of the state). This region is a highly industrialized, located between the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Neighbor Cities: São José dos Campos, Santa Branca, Guararema, Jambeiro, Igaratá and Santa Isabel.


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