São Paulo a state in Brazil. #24 on map.
It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy. Named after Saint Paul, São Paulo has the largest population, industrial complex, and economic production in the country. It is the richest state in Brazil.
The capital, São Paulo, is also the largest city in South America. Often dubbed the "locomotive of Brazil", the state alone is responsible for 33.9% of the Brazilian GDP, being the state with the highest GDP.
With over 40 million inhabitants, São Paulo is the most populous state in Brazil and the third most populous political unit of South America.
Regions near the city of São Paulo are also metropolitan areas, such as Campinas, Santos, Sorocaba and São José dos Campos; other nearby cities include urban areas in the conurbation process, such as Santo André, São Bernardo, São Caetano, Diadema, Guarulhos, Osasco, Taboão da Serra and Jundiaí. The total population of these areas coupled with the capital, the Expanded Metropolitan Complex, exceeds 29 million inhabitants.
São Paulo , Carapicuíba, Diadema, Mauá , Santos, São José do Rio Preto, Sorocaba, Ribeirão Preto, São José dos Campos, Campinas, Guarulhos, Osasco, São Bernardo do Campo, Santo André, Guarujá, São Vicente, Franca, Itaquaquecetuba, Bauru, Mogi das Cruzes, Piracicaba, Jundiaí, Limeira, Suzano, Taubaté, Barueri, Praia Grande, Embu, Sumaré, Taboão da Serra, Marília
Official state website: www.sp.gov.br (Portuguese)