São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the world’s eighth largest city by population. São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state. It exerts strong regional influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment and a strong international influence. São Paulo has the largest economy, by GDP, among Latin American and Brazilian cities. It is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange, the Future Markets and the Cereal Market Stock Exchanges (the second largest stock exchange in the World, in market value). The city is home to several important monuments, parks and museums.

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