São Paulo

(redirected from City of São Paulo)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

São Pau·lo

(souN pou′lō, -lo͝o)
A city of southeast Brazil west-southwest of Rio de Janeiro. Founded by Jesuits in 1554, it developed rapidly as an industrial and commercial center after the 1880s and is now the largest city in South America.

São Paulo

(Portuguese sə̃un ˈpaulu)
n
1. (Placename) a state of SE Brazil: consists chiefly of tableland draining west into the Paraná River. Capital: São Paulo. Pop: 38 177 742 (2002). Area: 247 239 sq km (95 459 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in S Brazil, capital of São Paulo state: the largest city and industrial centre in Brazil, with one of the busiest airports in the world; three universities. Pop: 25 000 (1874); 2 017 025 (1950); Pop: 18 333 000 (2005 est)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.São Paulo - an ultramodern city in southeastern BrazilSao Paulo - an ultramodern city in southeastern Brazil; the largest city in South America
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
References in periodicals archive ?
Detection of the genotoxicity of air pollutants in and around the city of São Paulo (Brazil) with the Tradescantia-micronucleus (Trad-MCN) assay.