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São José dos Campos

Sao Jose dos Campos
Full nameSão José dos Campos
Official nameThe Municipality of
São José dos Campos
Settlement typeMunicipality
Motto"Aura terraque generosa" (Latin)
"Generous are my airs and land"
StateSão Paulo
MayorEduardo Cury (PSDB)
Total Area424.5 sq mi (1099.77 km2)
Urban Area115.4 sq mi (298.99 km2)
Elevation2165 ft (659.9 m)
Total Population629921 (2010)
Density (pop.)572.77/km2 (1483.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code12200-000
Area code+55 12

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São José dos Campos (-ptsɐ̃w̃ ʒuˈzɛ dus ˈkɐ̃pus, meaning Saint Joseph of the Fields) is a municipality and a major city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and one of the most important industrial and research centers in Latin America. It is located in the Paraíba Valley, between the two most active production and consumption regions in the country, São Paulo (80 km (49.7 mi) from the city) and Rio de Janeiro (320 km (198.8 mi)). According to a 1999 UN study, São José dos Campos was rated one of the top 25 Brazilian cities for quality of life. With its high per capita income, long life expectancy and high level of infrastructure, São José dos Campos is a safe and secure city that offers a wide variety of stores and services. A native of São José dos Campos is called joseense (-ptʒozɛˈẽsi).

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