Geography

Sao Paulo


São Paulo is the richest and most populous state in Brazil, having the largest industrial park and the largest economic production in South America. It is located in the south of the Southeast, with Minas Gerais to the north and northeast, Rio de Janeiro. to the northeast, Atlantic Ocean to the east, Paraná to the south and Mato Grosso do Sul to the west.

The population of São Paulo is quite diverse, with great descent from Italian and Portuguese immigrants, as well as from other migratory currents (Japanese, German, Spanish etc).

São Paulo is considered as the "economic engine" of Brazil, accounting for more than 31% of the country's GDP. It is also among those with the highest HDI (Human Development Index).

The state's economy is diverse, encompassing industries (metalworking, textiles, automobiles, etc.), the service sector, and the cultivation of orange, sugar cane, and coffee.

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capital
Sao Paulo
Total area
248,209.426 km²
Initials
SP
Region
Southeast
Population
45 538 936 hab