São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 11 million and almost 20 million in its metropolitan region. It is the capital of the Southeastern state of São Paulo, and also a beehive of activity that offers a jovial nightlife and an intense cultural experience.
Northeast is a region of São Paulo. A rural area turned residential, it is now known for its large exposition and event centers, and many of the city's largest events, including the São Paulo Carnaval Parade, happen here.
Southeast is a region of São Paulo. It can be described as a "transition zone" between its three surrounding regions: the Historic Center, the "City of New Rich" and the "City of Workers", mixing characteristics of these three regions.