Five centuries of history; great architecture, art and museums; a diversified and growing economy with a thriving aviation manufacturing industry; and the largest concentration of urban helicopters on the planet — this megacity has it all.
If Brazil's economy is the powerhouse of South America, then São Paulo is its spark plug: The city alone accounts for more than 13% of Brazil's gross domestic product, leads Latin American cities in GDP, and is 10th by GDP among all the world's cities. And by population — just under 20 million — São Paulo also ranks as the largest city in the entire Southern Hemisphere. No wonder this 458-year-old settlement's motto is “I am not led, I lead.” In addition to being a major producer ...
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