São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 12 million and almost 22 million in its metropolitan region. It is the capital of the Southeastern state of São Paulo and the country's most important economic, financial and cultural center, as well as an important transportation hub.
The city is multiculturally influenced by numerous immigrants from all over the world with significant Portuguese, Italian, German, Lebanese and Japanese influences.
São Paulo is located in the subtropical climate zone. Temperatures in summer reach 25 to 28 degrees Celsius with peaks of over 30 degrees Celsius, while in winter they rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius.