Jundiaí is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil, located north of São Paulo. The population of the city is 401,896 (2015 est.), in an area of 431.21 km². The elevation is 761 m. The GDP of the city is U$16.6 billions (R$36.6 billions). The budget for 2013 is U$787 millions (R$1.63 billions), according to the official data of the City Hall, approved by the City Council.History and GeographyThe municipality was founded on December 14, 1655, when it was elevated to the category of village. Its first urbanization was carried out in 1657. Jundiaí has borders with Várzea Paulista, Campo Limpo Paulista, Franco da Rocha, Cajamar, Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Cabreúva, Itupeva, Louveira, Vinhedo, Itatiba and Jarinu.The name of the town comes from the Tupi language, and it means the place of the jundiá ("fish with barbs", the Rhamdia quelen species).Jundiaí has enjoyed a steep population growth, in large part fueled by a shift of residents from the megalopolis of São Paulo, seeking better living conditions.