Itaquaquecetuba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. The population is 352,801 (2015 est.) in an area of 82.62 square kilometres (31.90 sq mi). It sits at an elevation of 790 metres (2,592 ft). The municipality was founded between 1560 and 1563 by Jesuits led by Father José de Anchieta, among native villages near the Rio Tiete, beginning with the Catholic chapel of Our Lady of Acute, which was established by Father José. The settlement saw little development, and was almost deserted by the early twentieth century. Until 1958 the city was a district of Mogi das Cruzes. Following the emancipation of the municipality that year, the first Mayor, Victorio Eugenio Deliberato, began a campaign of industrial development that had great geographic and economic impact on Itaquaquecetuba in the decades to come. Today, Itaquaquecetuba is one of the 10 best Brazilian cities who had significant advances in challenges against inequality in the last 20 years, and has the second best GDP in the region.Wikipedia
A place in Brazil, Itaquaquecetuba is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Itaquaquecetuba is located at a short trip away from Campos Do Jordao a major city in Brazil. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Campos Do Jordao for its bountiful attractions like Morro Do Elefante, Ducha De Prata, Amantikir Jardins on your trip to Itaquaquecetuba. Also, to reach Itaquaquecetuba, you'll have to take a flight to Campos Do Jordao; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Itaquaquecetuba.
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