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(ˌsaʊ_ˈpaʊloʊ; sɐ̃w ˈpawlu-;
) is the
, the largest
, and the world's
seventh largest city
by population. The metropolis is anchor to the
São Paulo metropolitan area
, ranked as the
second most populous
metropolitan area in the Americas and among the
metropolitan areas in the world. São Paulo is the capital of the
state of São Paulo
, Brazil's most populous state. It exerts strong regional influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment and a strong international influence. The name of the city honors
Saint Paul of Tarsus
has the largest economy by
among Latin American and Brazilian cities. São Paulo has significant cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It is home to several important monuments, parks and museums such as the
Latin American Memorial
Museum of the Portuguese Language
, São Paulo Museum of Art, Museum of Ipiranga and the
is the most important financial center of São Paulo. The city holds many high profile events, like the
São Paulo Art Biennial
Brazilian Grand Prix of Formula 1
Sao Paulo Fashion Week
, ATP Brasil Open. São Paulo hosts the world's largest
gay pride parade
. It is also the home of various Brazilian television networks including
It is home to the
São Paulo Stock Exchange
, the Future Markets and the Cereal Market Stock Exchanges (the second largest stock exchange in the World, in market value).
São Paulo is also home to
several of the tallest buildings
in Brazil, including the building
Mirante do Vale
of the UNSCOM (United Nations Centre Enterprise) and many others.
People from the city of São Paulo are known as
designates anyone from the surrounding state, including the
. The city's
motto, which it has shared with
the aircraft carrier
named after it, is
Non ducor, duco
, which translates as "I am not led, I lead. "
The city, which is also colloquially known as "Sampa" or "Cidade da Garoa" (city of drizzle), is also known for its unreliable weather, the size of its helicopter fleet, its architecture, gastronomy, severe
and multitude of skyscrapers. The city is considered a
according to several classifications. According to one source, São Paulo is expected to have the second highest economic growth in the world between 2011 and 2025, although
New York City
were expected to remain the largest in 2025.
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BM&F Bovespa – São Paulo Stock Exchange Web site
The New York Times São Paulo's Travel Guide
UK House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee report on Brazil
Maplink – São Paulo Street Guide and Maps
OPENCities Monitor participant
"São Paulo: A City Without Ads"
"Cutting-edge style in São Paulo"
"Where cafezinho is the key to commerce"
"Blog by blog guide to ... São Paulo"
"36 Hours in São Paulo"
Rich Brazilians Rise Above Rush-Hour Jams
São Paulo Metro Underground official Web site
São Paulo official tourist agency Web site
City of São Paulo home page
São Paulo Tourism Office home page
Large Cities Climate Leadership Group
Largest cities in the Americas
São Paulo Turismo S/A – Official Tourism Board of the City of São Paulo
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