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Ribeirão Preto

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Ribeirão Preto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁibejˈɾɐ̃w ˈpɾetu]) is a municipality and a metropolitan area located in the northeastern region of São Paulo state, Brazil. Ribeirão Preto is the eighth-largest municipality in the State with . It has an estimated population of 720,216 in 2021 and a metropolitan area of 1,178,910. It is located from the city of São Paulo and from Brasília, the federal capital. Its mean altitude is high. The city's average temperature throughout the year is , and the original predominant vegetation is the Atlantic forest. The city originated around 1856 as an agricultural region. Coffee was a primary income source until 1929 when it lost value compared with the industrial sector. In the second half of the 20th century, investment in health, biotechnology, bioenergy, and information technology led to the city being declared a Technological Center in 2010. These activities have caused the city to have the 30th biggest gross national (GNP) in Brazil. The c
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