is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
Sorocaba is the eighth largest city in the state of São Paulo. Outside the
Greater São Paulo region, it ranks behind only Campinas, São José dos Campos
and Ribeirão Preto. With an estimated population of 700,313 inhabitants, it is
a regional capital of the Sorocaba microregion with 14 municipalities, totaling
over 1.5 million inhabitants. It has an area of 456.0 km ², of which
349.2 km ² is urban and 106.8 km ² rural areas.
Over the past twelve years the city has been undergoing extensive