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São Paulo (state)

São Paulo is a state in Brazil. Its population as of 2003 is approximately 33 million.

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São Paulo is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy.

Geography: São Paulo State has an area of approximately 248,800 sq. km. Population: approximately 38 million. Economy: São Paulo state is responsible for approximately one-third of Brazilian GNP.

Important cities are São Paulo (capital), Campinas, Santos, Ribeirão Preto. Other cities include: Araraquara, São Carlos, São José dos Campos, São José do Rio Preto, Barretos, Riversul.

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