What is…

Regional unit of the State of São Paulo created by the Complementary State Law No 870, from June 19, 2000, formed by the gathering of the 20 following cities: Americana, Artur Nogueira, Campinas, Cosmópolis, Engenheiro Coelho, Holambra, Hortolândia, Indaiatuba, Itatiba, Jaguariúna, Monte Mor, Morungaba, Nova Odessa, Paulínia, Pedreira, Santa Bárbara D’Oeste, Santo Antônio de Posse, Sumaré, Valinhos, and Vinhedo.

It has an area of 3,792 square kilometers and a population of 2,976,433 inhabitants.

The Region features a diversified industrial production, mainly in dynamic sectors of high scientific/technological input, with prominence for the municipalities of Campinas, Paulínia, Sumaré, Santa Bárbara D´Oeste and Americana, which has resulted in increasing gains in competitiveness in the domestic and foreign markets.

The CMR is served by a wide, good quality road system: two main road axes, Bandeirantes andAnhangüera highways which connect the region to the Capital and to the interior of São Paulo; SP-304 Highwaytowards Piracicaba; D. Pedro I Highway which provides the connection to Vale do Paraíba; and the Dutra Highwaytowards Rio de Janeiro.

In recent years, the Campinas Metropolitan Region has been acquiring and consolidating an important economic position in the state and national setting. This area, adjacent to the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, has a modern and diversified industrial park which is formed by segments of complementary nature. It features a fairly significant agricultural and agro industrial structure, developing activities of the tertiary sector with expressive specialization.

It is also recognized for the presence of innovative centers in the field of scientific and technological research, and university centers of national and international reputation.

The CMR is also served by the Airport of Viracopos, the second largest of the Country, located in the municipality of Campinas. The Airport of Viracopos recorded in 2014 a cargo flow around 219 thousand tons, loaded and unload on international flights.

With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of R$ 109.9 billion, and a “per capita” income of R$ 38,207.86 the region is presented in a prominent position in comparison to the “per capita” income of the State of São Paulo which is R$ 33,624.41 and Brazil, which is R$ 22,645.86.