Sao Paulo es la ciudad más grande de Brasil, de hecho es la tercera ciudad mas extensa del mundo después de Tokioy el D.F., los "Paulistas", como se llama a los habitantes de esta enorme ciudad organizan año con año el Gay Pride mas grande y fabuloso en el mundo.
Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and South America, and is the 5th out of the largest metropolitan regions of the world. The city is the capital of the State of São Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state. It is also the richest city of Brazil. The name means Saint Paul in Portuguese. São Paulo exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment.
The city has many renowned landmarks. The Immigrant's Hostel greeted millions of immigrants as they came to Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Paulista Avenue, in Downtown, is the most important financial center of the country and South America. The city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA).
With an estimated population of 11,105,249 residents] within an area of 1,523 square kilometres (588 sq mi), São Paulo is the most populous city in the Southern hemisphere.
The city also lies at the center of the heavily urbanized São Paulo metropolitan area, which, with an estimated 21,616,060 people in 2008 over 7,944 square kilometres (3,067.2 sq mi), is the largest metropolitan area in the nation. Depending on which definition is used, the São Paulo metropolitan area is ranked as either the first or second most populous in the Americas.
People from the city of São Paulo are known as paulistanos, while paulistas designates anyone from the whole of São Paulo state, including the paulistanos. The city's Latin motto, which it has shared with the battleship and the aircraft carrier named after it, is Non ducor, duco, which translates as "I am not led, I lead".] A famous nickname for the city is "Sampa". São Paulo is also known for its unreliable weather, the size of its helicopter fleet, architecture, gay pride festival and multitude of skyscrapers.