General Facts

Capital of the State of São Paulo and main financial, corporate and mercantile center of Latin America. Biggest city in Brazil, in the Americas and of all the Southern Hemisphere, São Paulo is the Brazilian city that is most influential on the global stage, being considered the 14th most globalized city on the planet, having received the status of global city alpha by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.

Tenth richest city in the world, the city represents, on its own, 12.26% of the total Brazilian GDP and 36% of all production of goo ds and services of the State of São Paulo, being host to 63% of multinational companies established in Brazil, as well as being responsible for 28% of all the national scientific production – according to 2009 facts.

Source: wikipedia | São Paulo (cidade)


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