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Jan 25 - São Paulo founded by missionaries

Today in 1554 a small group of Jesuit missionaries, built a mission on top of a steep hill on the Piratiningha plains . As part of the mission they founded the Colégio de São Paulo de Piratininga. Now, with a population of over 21 million, it is the fourth biggest city in the world after Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai and a cosmopolitan, melting pot city. This is the story of the rise of Brasils biggest city and its origins.