5 Facts about São Paulo – it’s written that way This is my last stop before Montevideo. It’s such a gigantic city!
Sao Paulo (founded on Jan 25, 1554) is the most populous city in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also the 11th largest city in the world, by population. It’s all superlative here! There are many facts about the city, but let’s know 5 things about it now!
1. The city has cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. São Paulo is a cosmopolitan, melting pot city – the 14th most globalized city in the world, home to the largest Italian, Lebanese, Korean and Japanese immigration. São Paulo is also home to the largest urban Jewish population in the world. In 2016, inhabitants of the city were native to 196 different countries. And so, the amount of delicious restaurants from so many countries can be found there
2. Paulista Avenue is the economic core of São Paulo and Latin America. The city has the 11th largest GDP in the world (Gross Domestic Product), producing 15% of the GDP of all of South America. Inaugurated in 1891, the avenue has a length of 2.7 km. Nearly 1.5 million people walk there daily. It’s more than the whole population of many countries! Impressive!
3. MASP is the Art museum of Sao Paulo and it is internationally recognized for its collection of European art, considered the finest in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere. The building is very impressive, with a gigantic free standing space of over 74 metres (243 ft) considered a landmark of the city.
4. The city of São Paulo has the largest helicopter fleet in the world. Every 5 minutes, at least 4 helicopters land or take off from one of the city’s many tall buildings. That’s because Sao Paulo is said to have the 7th worst transit on the planet, so helicopters are needed to move fast
5. São Paulo is home to the only gymnasium exclusively used to practice the sport of sumo outside of Japan
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