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São Paulo on Plateau Within Serra do Mar Mountains – July 1st, 2012

23.5S 46.6W

July 1st, 2012 Category: Image of the day

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The large, greyish tan area sprawling across the surrounding green terrain is São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and Americas, and the world’s seventh largest city by population. São Paulo is located in Southeastern Brazil, on a plateau located within the Serra do Mar, itself a component of the vast region known as the Brazilian Highlands, with an average elevation of around 799 metres (2,621 ft) above sea level, although being at a distance of only about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean. Sediments can be seen by the coastline, as can the large islands of Ilhabela (center) and Ilha Grande (right edge).

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