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Trade panel of BM&F Bovespa, the São Paulo Stock Exchange.

São Paulo is the 19th richest city in the world and is expected to be the 13th richest in 2020.[33] According to data of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, its Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005 was R$ 263,177,148,000.00 (US$ 156,280,780,941.00), equivalent to approximately 12.26% of the Brazilian GDP and 36% of all production of goods and services of the State of São Paulo.[34] One of the biggest financial centres in Brazil and in the world, São Paulo's economy is going through a deep transformation. Once a city with a strong industrial character, São Paulo's economy has become increasingly based on the tertiary sector, focusing on services and businesses for the country. Many analysts point to São Paulo as an important global city, even though this assignment can be criticized considering its serious problems of social exclusion and spacial segregation.[35] Although being the most important financial centre of the country, São Pau lo's economy also presents a high degree of informality.[36]

Paulista Avenue, international financial centre of the city.

São Paulo is the business center of the Mercosul economy. Acclaimed as a city of business tourism, attracting today's biggest and most important international events, be they in the economic, cultural, scientific or sporting area. The city hosts from small meetings to large exhibition [disambiguation neededs}. It holds more than 200 events per day, offering more than 250 thousand square meters of space in pavilions and areas for congresses and fairs. This is without taking into account the supply of spaces within hotels, which adds another 70 thousand square meters, suitable for holding events.

Vehicles: 7,856,000 (March 2008)
Daily newspapers: 34 (September 2008)
Foundation date: 01/25/1554

Population growth
Changing demographics of the city of São Paulo

The nonspecific term "Grande São Paulo" ("Greater São Paulo") denotes any of São Paulo's metropolitan area definitions. The legally defined Região Metropolitana de São Paulo consists of 39 municipalities in total, and a population of more than 19 million inhabitants (as of 2005, according to IBGE).

Science and Technology

The city of São Paulo has one of the best Research and Development structures in Latin America, and has been attracting a growing number of companies due to the increasing importance of innovation as a decisive differential in the global market. Among the several factors that justify such an attraction, it's worth to highlight the presence of several renowned universities that links higher education and internationally renowned laboratories and research centers that acts in several areas of knowledge. With an ample technical training educational system and several internationally renowned institutions of higher education, the city presents excellent infrastructure aimed at qualifying its workforce. The institutions of higher education in the city of São Paulo are the best of the country and many are internationally renowned.

Tourism information

Tour at the city
As a big city, São Paulo is one one of the main centers for the development of new trends, culture and entertainment in Brazil. You can access more information at: http://www.cidadedesaopaulo.com/sp/

Beaches at São Paulo
Near São Paulo, you can visit beautiful beaches. Distant 50-100 milles of São Paulo city, you can visit Guarujá, Santos, Ilhabela, Ubatuba and others cities, that present nice conditions to receive tourists to enjoy their beaches and nature. More information at: http://www.brazil-travel-guide.com/South-Of-Brazil-Beaches.html

Travel Agency
To obtain informations of hotels, take a tour at the city or beaches of São Paulo, or other destinations at Brazil, you can obtain support by: http://www.navigare.tur.br/ or by phone: 5511-3285-2015

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