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ID: 7017121
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of São Paulo (inhabited place)  São Paulo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 23 33 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -23.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 046 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -46.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Largest city on continent; built on site of an old Amerindian village; independence from Portugal claimed here by Dom Pedro I in 1822; experienced major growth in late 19th cen.; cultural & intellectual center with museums, libraries & universities.

Names:
São Paulo (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sudeste (region (geographic))  ............  Sudeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of São Paulo (state)  ................  São Paulo (state) (P)
Hierarchy of São Paulo (inhabited place)  ....................  São Paulo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Portuguese Jesuit priests in 1554 on site of earlier village
city (C)  ............  since 1681
state capital (C)
municipality (C)
commercial center (C)
cultural center (C)
educational center (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
São Paulo..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 830
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 439
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 830
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 439
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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