Completing 466 Years, City of São Paulo Has 11.8 Million Inhabitants

The greatest growth rate in São Paulo's population occurred in the 1950s: 5.6 percent per year. Since 1980 there has been a steady decline and the trend is that growth will become negative between 2040 and 2050.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A survey by the Seade Foundation showed that on completing 466 years, the city of São Paulo has a projected population of 11,869,660. According to the estimate, in 100 years the population will have grown sixfold, from 2 million in 1950 to 12 million in 2050.

According to the data, the greatest growth index in the number of inhabitants in the capital of São Paulo occurred in the 1950s: 5.6 percent per year. Since 1980 there has been a steady decline and the trend for the future is that this decline . . .

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