Osasco is a municipality in São Paulo State, Brazil, located in the Greater São Paulo and ranking 5th in population among São Paulo municipalities. According to the IBGE 2015, Osasco currently has the 9th highest Gross Domestic Product in Brazil, and the 2nd largest in the State of São Paulo The population is 696,382 (2016 est.) in an area of 64.95 km². It is among the world's more dense cities, similar in density to Tokyo and New York City. It's considered the major urban centre of the Western portion of the Greater São Paulo. It used to be a district of São Paulo City until February 19, 1962, when Osasco became a municipality of its own. The city motto is "Urbs labor", Latin phrase that means "City work".HistoryPre-Columbian eraThe region that is now Osasco was inhabited by indigenous Tupi-Guaraní people.Colonial BrazilBandeirantes lived in the region that is now Osasco, then called "Vila de Quitaúna". The famous "bandeirante" António Raposo Tavares lived there.Early modern periodOsasco was founded, in the 19th century, by the Italian immigrant . He came from the commune Osasco in the province of Turin.To Help of the Baron Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud. Osasco is said to be the place of the first heavier-than-air flight in Latin America. Immigrants from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ireland, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel and Japan came to Osasco in the period.