Friday, June 5, 2009

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Via "Us and Around the World" RR, I received this card from Sao Paulo, Brazil! Looks like an amazingly overpopulated city!!! Here is some information from Wikipedia:

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and South America, and is the 7th out of the largest metropolitan regions in the world. The name means Saint Paul in Portuguese. The city also lies at the center of the heavily urbanized Sao Paulo metro area, which, with an estimated 21,616,060 people in 2008 over 7,944 square kilometers (3,067.2 sq mi), is the largest metro in the nation.

Jesuit missionaries Manuel da Nobrega and Jose de Anchieta founded the village of San Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga in 1554. São Paulo officially became a city in 1711. In the 19th century, it experienced a flourishing economic prosperity, brought about chiefly through coffee exports, which were shipped abroad from the port of the neighboring city of Santos.

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