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Urban Sprawl of São Paulo in Southeastern Brazil

23.5S 46.6W

April 20th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Brazil - April 15th, 2011

The city of São Paulo is located in Southeastern Brazil, in southeastern São Paulo State. Here it appears as a sprawling, greyish tan expanse across the otherwise green landscape.

The city is located on a plateau located within the Serra do Mar (Portuguese for “Sea Range”), 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 kilometers (43 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean.

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