Greater São Paulo

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Metropolitan Region São Paulo (RMSP) encompasses the central built up section and does not include nearby built-up areas also seen on this map, the microregions Baixada Santista (south coast), Jundiai (north), and Sao Jose dos Campos (east), which comprise parts of its extended metro area but not the metropolitan area
Greater São Paulo at night, seen from International Space Station.

The Greater São Paulo (Portuguese: Grande São Paulo) is a nonspecific term for one of the multiple definitions the large metropolitan area located in the São Paulo state in Brazil.

Definitions[edit]

Metropolitan Area[edit]

A legally defined specific term, Região Metropolitana de São Paulo (RMSP), one definition for Metropolitan São Paulo, consists of 39 municipalities, including the state capital, São Paulo.

The RMSP of São Paulo is known as a financial and economic centre of Brazil, with a total population of 19.889.559 inhabitants (2010 National Census). The largest municipalities are São Paulo, with a population of 11,253,503, Guarulhos with a population of 1,221,979 people, plus several municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, such as São Bernardo do Campo (765,463 inh.) and Santo André (676,407 inh.) in the ABC Region. The ABC Region (from Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo and São Caetano do Sul) in the south of Grande São Paulo is an important location for industrial corporations, such as Volkswagen and Ford. It represents the "core" cities of the greater region.

Extended Metropolitan Area[edit]

The extended metropolitan area of São Paulo (Complexo Metropolitano Estendido de São Paulo) is an agglomeration of 3 contiguous metropolitan areas that have grown into one another and 3 microregions, dominated by São Paulo, it consists of the contiguous entities:

Legally Defined District Population (2009 IBGE estimate)[1] Area (km²) Density (per km²)
Microregion of Sorocaba(pt) 1,308,111 4,202 311
Microregion of Jundiai(pt) 607,712 802.5 757
Baixada Santista or Santos(RMBS, pt) 1,668,428 2,422 689
Metro Region Campinas(pt) 2,770,862 3,645.6 760
Microregion São José dos Campos(pt) 1,395,905 4,046 345
Metropolitan Region São Paulo(RMSP, pt) 19,889,559 7,943.8 2,503
CME São Paulo (Extended Metropolitan Complex of São Paulo) 27,640,577 23,061.9 1,198

RMSP Statistics[edit]

  • Territorial area: 8,051 km²
  • Urban area: 2,139 km²
  • Population: 19,677,506[2]
  • Latitude: 23 533S
  • Longitude: 46 617W

Municipalities in RMSP[edit]

Municipality (Município) Area (km2) 1991 census Density (Inhab/km2)[3] 2000 census Density (Inhab/km2) Estimate 2008[4][5] Density (Inhab/km2) GDP (2005)[6]
1 Arujá 97 37,622 388 59,185 610 79,000 814 934,992,000
2 Barueri 64 130,799 2,044 208,281 3,254 265,000 4,140 22,430,475,000
3 Biritiba-Mirim 317 17,833 56 24,653 78 29,000 91 164,634,000
4 Caieiras 96 39,069 407 71,221 742 87,000 906 1,040,734,000
5 Cajamar 128 33,736 264 50,761 397 63,000 492 1,915,590,000
6 Carapicuíba 35 283,661 8,105 344,596 9,846 389,000 11,114 1,915,285,000
7 Cotia 324 107,453 332 148,987 460 179,000 552 3,472,181,000
8 Diadema 31 305,287 9,848 357,064 11,518 394,000 12,709 7,344,570,000
9 Embu 70 155,990 2,228 207,663 2,967 245,000 3,500 1,834,260,000
10 Embu-Guaçu 155 36,277 234 56,916 367 62,000 400 366,844,000
11 Ferraz de Vasconcelos 30 96,166 3,206 142,377 4,746 176,000 5,866 793,081,000
12 Francisco Morato 49 83,885 1,712 133,738 2,729 155,000 3,163 512,822,000
13 Franco da Rocha 134 85,535 638 108,122 807 129,000 962 1,186,777,000
14 Guararema 271 17,961 66 21,904 81 27,000 99 364,164,000
15 Guarulhos 318 787,866 2,478 1,072,717 3,373 1,279,000 4,022 21,615,314,000
16 Itapevi 91 107,976 1,187 162,433 1,785 202,000 2,219 1,809,328,000
17 Itapecerica da Serra 151 85,640 567 129,685 859 159,000 1,052 1,925,151,000
18 Itaquaquecetuba 82 164,957 2,012 272,942 3,329 351,000 4,280 1,733,662,000
19 Jandira 18 62,697 3,483 91,807 5,100 110,000 6,111 1,091,263,000
20 Juquitiba 522 19,969 38 26,459 51 29,000 55 176,268,000
21 Mairiporã 321 39,937 124 60,111 187 77,000 239 606,428,000
22 Mauá 62 294,998 4,758 363,392 5,861 413,000 6,661 4,861,255,000
23 Mogi das Cruzes 714 58,374 82 65,574 92 371,000 519 4,425,513,000
24 Osasco 65 568,225 8,742 652,593 10,040 713,000 10,969 18,310,452,000
25 Pirapora do Bom Jesus 108 7,956 74 12,395 115 15,000 138 110,396,000
26 Poá 17 76,302 4,488 95,801 5,635 111,000 6,529 1,459,161,000
27 Ribeirão Pires 99 85,085 859 104,508 1,056 111,000 1,121 1,141,011,000
28 Rio Grande da Serra 37 29,901 808 37,091 1,002 41,000 1,108 239,390,000
29 Salesópolis 426 11,359 27 14,357 34 16,000 37 137,580,000
30 Santa Isabel 361 37,975 105 43,740 121 47,000 130 359,216,000
31 Santana de Parnaíba 184 37,762 205 74,828 407 111,000 603 2,245,994,000
32 Santo André 175 616,991 3,526 649,331 3,710 672,000 3,840 11,426,975,000
33 São Bernardo do Campo 406 566,893 1,396 703,177 1,732 802,000 1,975 19,446,018,000
34 São Caetano do Sul 15 149,519 9,968 140,159 9,344 151,000 10,066 8,003,490,000
35 São Lourenço da Serra 187 7,506 40 12,199 65 18,000 96 120,750,000
36 São Paulo 1,523 9,646,185 6,334 10,434,252 6,851 10,990,000 7,216 263,177,148,000
37 Suzano 206 158,839 771 228,690 1,110 279,000 1,354 4,289,553,000
38 Taboão da Serra 20 160,084 8,004 197,644 9,882 225,000 11,250 3,089,793,000
39 Vargem Grande Paulista 34 15,870 467 32,683 961 44,000 1,294 421,724,000
- Total 7,943 15,230,140 1,917 17,614,036 2,218 19,616,000 2,469 416,499,242,000

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100,000-199,999[edit]

Under 100,000[edit]

Transport[edit]

Being the most industrialized region of the country as well as the most populated, the transportation plays an important role. The main highways (rodovias) of the area are:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ IBGE (Brazilian Geographic and Statistical Institute) estimate for July 1, 2006
  3. ^ IBGE Cidades
  4. ^ "Tabela 793 – População residente, em 1º de abril de 2007: Publicação Completa". Sistema IBGE de Recuperação Automática (SIDRA). 14 November 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Estimativas - Contagem da População 2008". IBGE. Retrieved 11 July 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 19 December 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 

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Coordinates: 23°32′52″S 46°38′09″W / 23.54778°S 46.63583°W / -23.54778; -46.63583