Campos do Jordão


Campos do Jordão

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Município da Estância
Climática de Campos do Jordão
nickname = "Suíça Brasileira" (Brazilian Switzerland)
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image_caption = The city's gate



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map_caption = Location of Campos do Jordão
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subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_type2 = State
subdivision_name = flag|Brazil
subdivision_name1 = Southeast
subdivision_name2 = flag|São Paulo
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = João Paulo Ismael (PMDB)
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established_title = Founded
established_date = April 29, 1874
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population_total = 49,512
population_density_km2 = 171
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elevation_m = 1628
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postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = 12460-000
blank_name = HDI (2000)
blank_info = 0.820 – high
website = [http://www.camposdojordao.sp.gov.br Campos do Jordão, São Paulo]

Campos do Jordão is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2003 was 47,903 and the area is 290.27 km². The elevation is 1,628 m.

The city's economy is based mainly in tourism; due to its location at high elevation (on the Mantiqueira mountains) and European-looking architecture. Buildings are mostly German, Swiss or Italian inspired. Economic classes A and B build their winter country houses there and July (the winter season vacations) sees an enormous influx of visitors (more than quadrupling the city's population), due in part to the winter festival of classical music. Its attractions throughout the year include German and Swiss food restaurants, bars and a cable car. There are many "pousadas" (inns) and chalets.

There are numerous outdoor activities for winter residents and tourists. These include hiking, mountain climbing, treetop cable swings ("arborismo"), horseback riding, ATV riding, and motorbike riding. The mountain ranges provide unique panoramic views and much of the area is still undeveloped. Also, in order to cater to the large number of visitors, several bars, lounges, discos and clubs will open up during the winter months.

The state governor has also his winter residence there, the Boa Vista Castle.

The city, due to its elevation, is relatively cold for Brazilian standards. In summer, maximum temperatures average 30°C and minimum temperatures average 23°C. In winter, maximum temperatures average 23°C and minimum temperatures average 16°C. Temperatures drop below zero sometimes in winter (lowest recorded: -7.3°C), but snow is extremely rare. The winter is normally the dry season and the colder weather allows for warm fireplaces and winter foods such as fondue, soups and hot chocolate.

Despite of the high income of many visitors, Campos do Jordão has not a very high HDI, (0.820 in 2004), because the owners of houses in the best neighbourhoods are not regular inhabitants; these houses are used only during the holidays. The city can be reached from São Paulo mainly by road through the Rodovia Floriano Rodrigues Pinheiro. There is also a picturesque railroad from Pindamonhangaba, used mostly by tourists. At the end of the main road going through Campos do Jordao, there is a state park called Horto Florestal.


Temperatures

Infobox Weather
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location =Campos do Jordão, SP
Jan_Hi_°C =21
Feb_Hi_°C =20.8
Mar_Hi_°C =20.3
Apr_Hi_°C =18.6
May_Hi_°C =17.6
Jun_Hi_°C =15.9
Jul_Hi_°C =14.8
Aug_Hi_°C =16.9
Sep_Hi_°C =18.6
Oct_Hi_°C =18.9
Nov_Hi_°C =20.1
Dec_Hi_°C =19.6
Year_Hi_°C =18.6
Jan_Lo_°C =12.4
Feb_Lo_°C =12.2
Mar_Lo_°C =11.3
Apr_Lo_°C =9
May_Lo_°C =5.7
Jun_Lo_°C =3.6
Jul_Lo_°C =2.7
Aug_Lo_°C =4
Sep_Lo_°C =6.4
Oct_Lo_°C =8.5
Nov_Lo_°C =10.1
Dec_Lo_°C =11.6
Year_Lo_°C =8.1
Jan_Precip_mm =321.6
Feb_Precip_mm =237.9
Mar_Precip_mm =176.1
Apr_Precip_mm =106.3
May_Precip_mm =74
Jun_Precip_mm =49.9
Jul_Precip_mm =37.6
Aug_Precip_mm =75.7
Sep_Precip_mm =79.2
Oct_Precip_mm =150.8
Nov_Precip_mm =194.5
Dec_Precip_mm =279.5
Year_Precip_mm =1783.1
source = [ [http://www.climate-charts.com/Locations/b/BZ83714.php Campos Do Jordao, Brazil: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data ] ]
accessdate = 2008-07-21

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Campos do Jordão
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12|21|239
11|20|175
9|18|107
6|17|74
3|16|51
2|14|38
4|17|76
6|18|79
8|19|150
10|20|196
11|19|0
source= [http://br.weather.com/weather/climatology/BRXX0055 The Weather Channel]
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References

External links

* [http://www.mapadecamposdojordao.com.br/ Mapa de Campos do Jordão]
* [http://www.netcampos.com/ Campos do Jordão]
* [http://www.guiadecamposdojordao.com.br/ www.guiadecamposdojordao.com.br]
* [http://www.buscacamposdojordao.com.br/ www.buscacamposdojordao.com.br]
* [http://www.suicabrasileira.com/ www.suicabrasileira.com]
* [http://www.camposdojordao.tv/ Campos do Jordão TV]
* [http://www.camposdojordaotur.com/ Turismo em Campos do Jordão]
* [http://www.camposdojordao.inf.br/ Portal de Campos do Jordão]

* [http://www.camposdojordaohospedagem.com.br/ Campos do Jordão]
* [http://www.camposdojordaoreservas.com.br/ Campos do Jordão Viagem ]
* [http://www.portaldecampos.com/ Portal Campos do Jordão ]
* [http://www.brasildestinos.com.br/campos-do-jordao/ Site sobre Campos do Jordão]


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