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São José Dos Campos
São José dos Campos
São José dos Campos
(Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w̃ ʒuˈzɛ dus ˈkɐ̃pus], meaning Saint Joseph of the Fields) is a major city and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. One of the leading industrial and research centers with emphasis in aerospace sciences in Latin America,[2] the city is located in the Paraíba Valley, between the two most active production and consumption regions in the country, São Paulo
São Paulo
(80 km (50 mi) from the city) and Rio de Janeiro (320 km (200 mi))
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Municipalities Of Brazil
The municipalities of Brazil
Brazil
(Portuguese: Municípios do Brasil) are administrative divisions of the Brazilian states. At present, Brazil has 5,570 municipalities, making the average municipality population 34,361. The average state in Brazil
Brazil
has 214 municipalities. Roraima
Roraima
is the least subdivided state, with 15 municipalities, while Minas Gerais is the most subdivided state, with 853. The Federal District, where the federal capital, Brasília, is located, cannot be divided into municipalities (according to the Brazilian Constitution, the Federal District assumes the same constitutional and legal powers, attributions and obligations of the states and municipalities)
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Plateaus
In geology and physical geography a plateau ( /pləˈtoʊ/, /plæˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/; plural plateaus or plateaux[1][2]),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes. Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes, including upwelling of volcanic magma, extrusion of lava, and erosion by water and glaciers
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Jambeiro
Jambeiro is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 6,092 (2015 est.) in an area of 184.41 km².[2] The elevation is 695 m. The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3] References[edit]^ Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Lei Complementar Nº 1.166 ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística ^ Unidade de Conservação: Área de Proteção Ambiental Bacia Hidrográfica do Paraíba do Sul (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-01 External links[edit]Page About Jambeiro CityThis geographical article relating to the state of São Paulo is a stub
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Monteiro Lobato, São Paulo
Monteiro
Monteiro
is a municipality in the state of Paraíba
Paraíba
in the Northeast Region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] It is the largest municipality in the state in terms of area. See also[edit]List of municipalities in ParaíbaReferences[edit]^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000
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Igaratá
Igaratá is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte.[1] The population is 9,349 (2015 est.) in an area of 292.95 km².[2] The elevation is 745 m. This place name comes from the Tupi language. Geography[edit] Igaratá lies adjacent to the Igaratá reservoir, fed and drained by the Jaguari River. Aquatic sports and fishery are common practice among the locals and tourists. The municipality contains part of the 292,000 hectares (720,000 acres) Mananciais do Rio Paraíba do Sul Environmental Protection Area, created in 1982 to protect the sources of the Paraíba do Sul river.[3] Economy[edit] Igaratá's economy is mainly based on agriculture, because of the fertile lands bordering the Jaguari Dam
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Joanópolis
Joanópolis is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 12,725 (2015 est.) in an area of 374 km².[1] The elevation is 906 m. References[edit]^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e EstatísticaThis geographical article relating to the state of São Paulo is a stub
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Piracaia
Piracaia
Piracaia
is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 26,688 (2015 est.) in an area of 386 km².[1] The elevation is 792 m. The municipality was established in 1859 as Santo Antônio da Cachoeira, but its name was changed into Piracaia
Piracaia
on August 20, 1906.[2] References[edit]^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística ^ IBGE, historyThis geographical article relating to the state of São Paulo is a stub
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Ecotourism
Ecotourism
Ecotourism
is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism. It means responsible travel to natural areas conserving the environment and improving the well-being of the local people.[1] Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights
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Highland (geography)
The term highland or uplands is used to denote any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. Generally speaking, upland (or uplands) tends to refer to ranges of hills,[1] typically up to 500–600 m. Highland
Highland
(or highlands) is usually reserved for ranges of low mountains.Contents1 Highlands internationally 2 Other planets 3 See also 4 ReferencesHighlands internationally[edit] Probably the most known highlands in the anglosphere are the Scottish Highlands in northern Scotland, the mountainous region north and west of the Highland
Highland
Boundary Fault. The Highland
Highland
council area is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands
Scottish Highlands
and Britain's largest local government area. Many countries have areas that are officially or unofficially referred to as highlands
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Urban Area
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities, towns, conurbations or suburbs. In urbanism, the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets and in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment
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Hills
A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. It often has a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit (e.g. Box Hill, Surrey).Contents1 Terminology 2 Historical significance 3 Military significance 4 Sports and games 5 Largest man-made 6 Gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksTerminology[edit] Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills
of the PhilippinesHills in Tuscany, ItalyThe distinction between a hill and a mountain is unclear and largely subjective, but a hill is universally considered to be less tall and less steep than a mountain. In the United Kingdom, geographers historically regarded mountains as hills greater than 1,000 feet (304.8 meters) above sea level, which formed the basis of the plot of the 1995 film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill
Hill
But Came Down a Mountain
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Sapucaí Mirim
Sapucaí-Mirim is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in the Southeast region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] The municipality contains part of the 180,373 hectares (445,710 acres) Fernão Dias Environmental Protection Area, created in 1997.[5] See also[edit]List of municipalities in Minas GeraisReferences[edit]^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000
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Paraiba Do Sul
Paraíba
Paraíba
(Tupi: pa'ra a'íba: "bad for navigation"; Portuguese pronunciation: [paɾaˈibɐ] ( listen)) is a state of Brazil. It is located in the Brazilian Northeast, and it is bordered by Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Norte
to the north, Ceará
Ceará
to the west, Pernambuco
Pernambuco
to the south and the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east. Paraíba
Paraíba
is the third most densely populated state of the Northeast; João Pessoa, the sea-bordered state capital, and Campina Grande, in the interior, rank among the fifteen-largest municipalities in the Northeast of Brazil. Paraíba
Paraíba
is most populated along the Atlantic coast, which extends as far as Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of the Americas
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Climate Of Brazil
The climate in Brazil
Brazil
varies considerably mostly from tropical north (the equator traverses the mouth of the Amazon) to temperate zones south of the Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
(23°26' S latitude). Temperatures below the equator are high, averaging above 25 °C (77 °F), but not reaching the summer extremes of up to 40 °C (104 °F) in the temperate zones. There is little seasonal variation near the equator, although at times it can get cool enough to need to wear a jacket, especially in the rain. Average temperatures below the Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
are mild, ranging from 13 °C (55 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F). At the country's other extreme, there are frosts south of the Tropic of Capricorn and during the winter (June–September)
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Subtropical Highland
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates. Oceanic climates are defined as having a monthly mean temperature below 22 °C (72 °F) in the warmest month, and above 0 °C (32 °F) in the coldest month. It typically lacks a dry season, as precipitation is more evenly dispersed throughout the year
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