Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and Americas, and the world's seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the So Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among the ten largest metropolitan areas on the planet. So Paulo is the capital of the state of So Paulo, which is the most populous Brazilian state, and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment. So Paulo maintains strong international influence and is considered an Alpha World City. The name of the city honors Saint Paul. So Paulo has the largest economy, by GDP, among Latin American and Brazilian cities. Its GDP per capita is the second highest among the larger Latin American cities as well as in Brazil, behind only Braslia.
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