Monday, April 5, 2010

Interesting video about Sao Paulo shows a little bit of the city's best features

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with its metropolitan area ranking fourth among the largest urban areas in 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 global 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). São Paulo has been home to several of the tallest buildings in Brazil, including the Mirante do Vale Building.

The city also lies at the center of the heavily urbanized São Paulo metropolitan area, which, with an estimated 19,616,060 people in 2008.
[video of gilcarosio]

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures, terrible choice of music for Sao Paulo, the music reminds you of beach, heat, vacation like places but the video shows a busy, business like cosmopolitan metropolis...
    Love Sao Paulo, the video collage deserved a better choice of music.