About Ribeirao Preto

Ribeirão Preto is a municipality and city in the Northeastern region of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is nicknamed Brazilian California, because of a combination of an economy based on agrobusiness plus high technology, wealth and sunny weather all year long. According to 2010 Census Ribeirão Preto is the eighth largest municipality in the state, and in 2012 it’s estimated to be 619,746 inhabitants. With a total area of 652.2 km² (251.8 sq mi), its coordinates are 21° 10’ 42" South latitude and 47° 48’ 24" West longitude; and it is