|Sao Paulo is mega-city and the capital of Sao Paulo state. The city proper is the largest in the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and one of the largest in the world. Depending on how its metropolitan area, it is either the fifth or second largest metropolitan area in the world. Because of its large size, the city is divided into 31 boroughs, each with its own mayor.|
The city is located on a plateau near the Serra do Mar, with no large rivers or large natural lake. Just 70 km from the Atlantic Ocean, it's located in the subtropics with a humid climate.
São? Paulo is one of the largest and most important finacial centers in Latin America, though it contains a large manufacturing sector.