Campinas

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Campinas (Plains; Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐ̃ˈpinɐs]) is a city and county (município) located in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

The county area is 795.667 km². Population is 1,080,999 (2010 IBGE Census),[1] with over 98,3% in the urban region. Its metropolitan area, defined in 2000, has some 19 cities and a population of 2.8 million people. Campinas is also the administrative center of the meso-region of the same name, with 3,783,597 inhabitants (2010 Census) and 49 cities. It is the third largest city in the state, after São Paulo (11,244,369 inhab. – 2010 Census) and Guarulhos (1,222,357 inhab. – 2010 Census).

The Viracopos International Airport connects Campinas with many Brazilian cities and also operates some international flights.

The city is home to the State University of Campinas.

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