São Paulo

The capital of the state of the same name is the main city in Brazil and one of the most important in the world. In fact, São Paulo is the fourth largest city in the world, behind only Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai.

The municipality of São Paulo has 12,396,372 inhabitants. (IBGE 2021), being, therefore, more populous than Portugal. The state of São Paulo has a population of 46.6 million of inhab. (IBGE 2021). In 20 years, from 2001 to 2021, the population of São Paulo grew 20%, an increase of 7.4 million people in the period.

São Paulo, Brazil (c) ) Ari Oliveira
View of São Paulo (© Caio Pimenta/SPTuris)

Information about the city, capital of the state of São Paulo. Everything to prepare your trip: tips, shopping, gastronomy, interactive maps and much more!

The locomotive of Brazil

Greater São Paulo concentrates 23% of the population and 33% of Brazil's income, which gives an idea of ​​the state's economic power. The city and state of São Paulo concentrate the largest labor market in Brazil.

Biggest airport

São Paulo International Airport (code GRU), Cumbica Airport. in the city of Guarulhos, it is the main one in Brazil, South America and one of the largest in the world. To have an idea, the airport has more than 350 check-in counters.