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Campinas
Municipality
The Municipality of Campinas
Nickname(s): Cidade das Andorinhas, Brazilian Silicon Valley, Princesa d'Oeste
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Metropolitan Region Campinas
Founded July 14, 1774
Area
 • Municipality 795.667 km2 (307.209 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,645 km2 (1,407 sq mi)
Elevation 555-780 m (1,821–2,559 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality 1,164,098(14th)
 • Density 1,358.6/km2 (3,519/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,633,523
Time zone Brasilia Official Time (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) Brazilian Daylight Saving Time (UTC-2)
Postal Code 13000-000
Area code(s) +55 19
Website Campinas, São Paulo

Campinas (IPA: kɐ̃ːˈpinɐs) is a Brazilian city in the state of São Paulo. In 2005, 1,045,706 people lived there. It is about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the city of São Paulo. Campinas has an area of 795,697 square kilometres (307,220 square miles).

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