Ribeirao Preto Travel Guide

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Ribeirão Preto is a municipality and city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It's nicknamed "Brazilian California", because of a combination of an economy based on agrobusiness plus high technology, wealth and sunny weather all year long. With a little more than 550,000 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is the fourth largest municipality in the state, after the capital city, São Paulo, Campinas and Santos. With a total area of 652,2 km2, its localization is 21º 10’ 42" South e 47º 48’ 24" West; and it is situated at 289 km from the capital city and at 516 km from Brasília, the federal capital. Mean altitude is 546,8 m. Ribeirão Preto is the center of an urban agglomeration with about 827 mil inhabitants.

Ribeirão Preto is also famous because the best drafbeer of Brazil is served in the Pinguin bar at the shopping mall.

The best party is Carnabeirão, the out-date carnival

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May 10, 2005 change by spie

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