Jacareí (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒakaɾeˈi]) is a city of approximately 211,308 inhabitants in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It's an important city in São Paulo state. The city is known as "Capital of Beer" by the daily output of its factories, considered the biggest in Latin America. The economic activity is mainly based on industrial production. The industries produce mainly paper, chemicals, glass, wire and rubber.
The city is located in the Paraíba do Sul's valley (the Paraíba do Sul is the most important river in the east of the state). This region is a highly industrialized, located between the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Neighbor Cities: São José dos Campos, Santa Branca, Guararema, Jambeiro, Igaratá and Santa Isabel.
The Paraíba Valley (Portuguese: Vale do Paraíba) is located in the eastern part of the state of São Paulo along the rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR-101), between Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo.
The region forms the hydrographical basin of Paraíba do Sul River, that flows down to Rio De Janeiro.
This region includes the highly developed industrial park and the space station. Its cities of the valley are São José dos Campos, Taubaté, Jacareí, Lorena, Pindamonhangaba, Cruzeiro and Guaratinguetá.