São Borja is a city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. São Borja is the oldest municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and was founded in 1682 by the Jesuits as the first of the Seven Points of the Missions, and named São Francisco de Borja, in honor of Saint Francis Borgia.

São Borja
Municipality of São Borja
São Borja montagem, Sbfts.jpg
Flag of São Borja
Official seal of São Borja
Terra dos Presidentes
Location of São Borja
São Borja is located in Brazil
São Borja
São Borja
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°39′36.84″S 56°00′13.82″W / 28.6602333°S 56.0038389°W / -28.6602333; -56.0038389Coordinates: 28°39′36.84″S 56°00′13.82″W / 28.6602333°S 56.0038389°W / -28.6602333; -56.0038389
Country Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
FoundedMarch 11, 1833
 • Total3,616.6 km2 (1,396.4 sq mi)
123 m (404 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total60,019
 • Density17.05/km2 (44.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.736 – high[2]

Proximity with ArgentinaEdit

It is situated on the Western Frontier of Rio Grande do Sul on the border with Argentina which is defined by the Uruguay River (Portuguese spelling of the river: Uruguai).

Served also by São Borja Airport, the city is linked to the Argentinian city of Santo Tomé through the Integration Bridge.

Presidential heritageEdit

São Borja is known as the Land of the Presidents as is the birthplace of two Brazilian Presidents: Getúlio Vargas (1882–1954) and João Goulart (1919–1976).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)