Capital of the State of São Paulo and main financial, corporate and mercantile center of Latin America.
With more than 12 million people, São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil, in the Americas and in the whole Southern Hemisphere. It is also the wealthiest city in the country.
It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment.
Representing alone 12% of all Brazilian GDP, São Paulo has the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and the Southeastern Hemisphere and the 11th largest GDP in the world.