São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is the largest city in South
America. São Paulo is the one of the largest cities in the world with a
current population of about 20,3 million people. In the late 1990´s São
Paulo was considered the second largest city in the world according to some
articles. Today (March 22, 2007), Metropolitan São Paulo is considered the
7th largest city in the world. Infoplease
lists the city of São Paulo as the second largest "city" in the world.
[That figure is based on the actual population of each city and not counting
their neighboring cities. (Atlanta, GA, has a metropolitan population of
about 4 million people, but only about 600,000 actually live within the
official city limits). I lived in the center of São Paulo for 7 years and I
"São Paulo" is not spelled San Pablo. That is the way Spanish people spell
it. "São Paulo" means St. Paul.
São Paulo is a modern city with most of the conveniences of the United
States or United Kingdom. The best way to get around São Paulo is by their
subway system call the “Metrô”. They have a wonderful subway system which is
nice, clean, and safe to use.
São Paulo is a city as well as a state. The city of São Paulo is located in
the southeastern section of the state of São Paulo. (Similar to New York:
New York is a city as well as a state).
(March 23, 2007)