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Campinas

(kəmpē`nəs), city (1996 pop. 907,996), São Paulo state, S Brazil. It is a growing industrial and financial city, the processing and distribution center for a diversified agricultural region, and a major transportation hub. Consumer products, agricultural tools, and railroad equipment are among its manufactures. The city was founded in the 18th cent. Coffee cultivation in the region and the city's location as the main railroad junction in the state accounted for its prosperity by the late 19th cent. As coffee production moved westward, the economy diversified. Campinas is the site of a famed agronomical-research institute, the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas.
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Campinas

 

a city in southeastern Brazil, in the state of São Paulo. Population, 376, 500 (1970). A railroad and highway junction, Campinas is the center of an important agricultural region(coffee, cotton, sugarcane, grains). It has textile, machine-building (electric locomotives, sewing machines), metallurgical, chemical, leather, and food industries.

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Correspondence: Konradin Metze, PhD, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da UNICAMP, CP 6111, Barao Geraldo, 13081-970--Campinas, SP--Brasil (kmetze@fcm.unicamp.br)
(b) Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Departamento de Clinica Medica, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Nos habla asi de los cultivos que hoy conocemos como cultivos mixtos, que se practicaban en estas campinas de manera tradicional y que se pierden con el avance de la agricultura extensiva de monocultivos, que han generado cambios en los regimenes hidricos a causa de la deforestacion y del consecuente avance del despoblao.
Radisson Red Campinas offers 185 guest studios, an Events + Games studio, 24/7 fitness center and a restaurant that features locally sourced and sustainable foods as well as an array of beverages.
Configura-se em Campinas, portanto, um espaco urbano que abriga as modernizacoes, mas que e incapaz de atender as necessidades de parte de sua populacao.
(2) Laboratory of Human Genetics, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (CBMEG), Unicamp, 13083-875 Campinas, SP, Brazil
This article describes the experience of constructing a municipal health promotion policy --The Enlighten Campinas Program, in the state of Sao Paulo, which involved uniting a large network of intersectoral equipment and services to tackle violence, considering it one of the key determinants of health.
A hipotese sustenta-se na ideia de que a febre amarela conduziu a este tragico desfecho porque o espaco urbano chamado Campinas dava conta apenas de propiciar as condicoes gerais e necessarias a reproducao do modelo primario-exportador, regido pelo cafe.
* BRAZIL: Croda Brazil has opened a new distribution center near Campinas. At a cost of nearly $1.1 million, this investment is part of a five-year plan to meet the growing demands of its customers, both in Brazil and across Latin America.