São Sebastião, São Paulo, Southeast Region, Brazil

🇧🇷 São Sebastião is a Brazilian municipality, located on the south-east coast of Brazil, in the state of São Paulo. The Tropic of Capricorn lies 25 km north. The municipality existed since 1636 and formed a part of the old hereditary captaincy of Santo Amaro.

The archipelago municipality of Ilhabela is located on the east coast of the city; the largest island of the archipelago is also called São Sebastião. Between the city and the island, there is the São Sebastião channel with 30 km in length, and variable width (2 km being the shortest crossing). There is an oil terminal at the channel, owned by Transpetro, a subsidiary of Petrobrás.

The city is famous for its beaches, which makes it a popular tourism destination, especially for people from the state of São Paulo. Near the boundary with Bertioga, there is a small Guarani village managed by FUNAI.

Economy As of 2005, the city has a GDP of R$1,107,595,000.00 and a GDP per capita of R$15,138.

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São Sebastião has a population of over 90,328 people. São Sebastião also forms one of the centres of the wider Paraíba Valley and North Coast metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,928,345 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities São Sebastião has one sister city designated by Sister Cities International: 🇺🇸 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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