About Ribeirão Preto

Ribeirão Preto (Portuguese for “Black Stream”) is a municipality and wealthy city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, with a combination of an economy based on agribusiness and high medical technology. It has sunny weather all year long with an average temperature of 25o Celsius. With 600,000 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is the ninth largest municipality in the state. It has a total area of 652.2 km² and it is situated at 313 km (194 mi) from São Paulo, the state capital, and at 706 km from Brasília, the federal capital. Mean altitude is 546.8 meters (1,794 ft). It is home to one of the campuses of the University of São Paulo, the largest University in Latin America.

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