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Recife
Municipality
The Municipality o Recife
Frae upper left: Auld centre o Recife; Recife an its bridges; Aereal View o Boa Viagem Beach; Boa Viagem Beach; The Crystal Touer; Capibaribe River; The neighborhuid o Boa Viagem; Agamenon Magalhães Avenue; Recife Sunset.

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Nickname(s): Veneza Brasileira (Brazilian Venice), Caipital o the Northeast an Mauricéia/Mauritsstad (efter the Dutch colonization)
Motto: Laitin: "Ut Luceat Omnibus"'
"That it mey shine on aw" (Matthew 5:15)
Recife is located in Brazil
Recife
Recife
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°3′S 34°54′W / 8.050°S 34.900°W / -8.050; -34.900
Kintra  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Template:Kintra data Pernambuco
Foondit Mairch 12, 1537
Incorporatit (as veelage) 1709
Incorporatit (as ceety) 1823
Government
 • Mayor Geraldo Júlio de Mello Filho (Geraldo Júlio) (PSB)
Area
 • Municipality 218 km2 (84.17 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,768 km2 (1,068.7 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Municipality 1,555,039 (9t)
 • Density 7,133.2/km2 (18,537.9/sq mi)
 • Metro 3,743,854(6t)
 • Metro density 1,352.5/km2 (3,527/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code 50000-000
Area code(s) +55 81
Website Recife, Pernambuco

Recife (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁeˈsifi] ( listen), heh-see-fee) is the fift-lairgest[1] metropolitan aurie in Brazil wi 3,743,854 indwallers, the lairgest metropolitan aurie o the North/Northeast Regions, the 5t-lairgest metropolitan influence aurie in Brazil, an the caipital an lairgest ceety o the state o Pernambuco. The population o the ceety proper wis 1,555,039 in 2012.[2]

Recife is locatit where the Beberibe River meets the Capibaribe River tae flaw intae the Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion tae the coral reefs that are present bi the ceety's shores. The mony rivers, smaa islands an ower 50 bridges foond in Recife ceety center characterize its geografie an gives it the moniker o the "Brazilian Venice."

The Metropolitan Region o Recife is the main industrial zone o the State o Pernambuco; maist relevant products are those derived frae cane (sugar an ethanol), electronics, fuid, an ithers; thanks tae the fiscal incentives o govrenment, mony industrial enterprises wur stairtit in the 1970s an 1980s. Recife haes a tradeetion o bein the maist important commercial center o the North/Northeastern region o Brazil wi mair than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife itself plus 32,500 in the Metro Aurie which tots mair than 85,000.[3]

A combination o a lairge supply o labor an signeeficant private investments turned Recife intae Brazil's seicont lairgest medical center (seicont only tae São Paulo);[4] modren hospitals wi state-o-the-airt equipment receive patients frae several neighborin States.[5][6] Like aw ither ceeties in the Northeast, Recife is developin its tourist sector. The beach o Porto de Galinhas, 60 kilometers (37 mi) sooth o the ceety, haes been repeatitly awairdit the title o baist beach in Brazil an haes drawn mony tourists.[7] Recife's infrastructur is amang the maist developed in Brazil for travellers an business fowk, though thare is wide room for improvement.[8]

The ceety is also a renowned eddicational center, an home tae the Federal Varsity o Pernambuco, the lairgest varsity in Pernambuco. Several Brazilian historical figures, such as the poet an abolitionist Castro Alves, moved tae Recife tae attain their eddication.

Together wi Natal these are the only Brazilian ceeties wi direct flichts tae the islands o Fernando de Noronha, Warld Heritage Steid syne 2001.[9]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae the ceety's proximity tae the equator, Recife wather is generally warm. Recife haes a nummer o islands, rivers, watterwyes an bridges that crisscross the ceety. Recife is locatit amidst tropical forests which are distinguished bi heich rainfaw levels resultin in poor soil quality as the rainfall washes away the nutrients. Thare is an absence o extreme temperatures an a cool breeze due tae the trade winds frae the Atlantic Ocean.[10]

Recife, seen frae the Internaitional Space Station

Vegetation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recife haes a tropical forest. Rainforests are characterized bi heich rainfall, wi definitions settin minimum normal annual rainfaw atween 2,000 millimetres (79 in) an 1,700 millimetres (67 in). The soil can be poor acause heich rainfall tends tae leach oot soluble nutrients. Thare are several common characteristics o tropical rainforest trees. The ceety o Recife is fairmed bi three islands (Recife, Santo Antônio, an Boa Vista).[11] Atween the islands are the rivers Beberibe an Capibaribe.[12]

Hydrography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rivers

Beaches

Lochs

  • Araçá

Lairge watter supplier (Dams)

  • Prata do Meio and Apipucos

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recife has a year-roond tropical climate, wi warm tae het temperaturs an heich relative humidity throughout the year. Houever, these conditions are relieved bi pleasant trade winds blowin in frae the ocean.[13] Unner the Köppen climate classification, the ceety featurs a tropical monsoon climate. Januar is the warmest month, wi mean temperatures rangin frae 31 °C (88 °F) tae 22 °C (72 °F), wi sun; Julie experiences the cuilest temperatures, wi mean temperatures rangin frae 27 °C (81 °F) tae 20 °C (68 °F), wi rain. Juin is the wettest month an the seicont-cloudiest, receivin an average o 390 mm (15.4 in) o precipitation, an surpassed in cloudiness only bi August. Indeed, August is incredibly cloudy in Recife, wi a mere daily average o 3.5 oors o sunshine throughoot the month. The driest an sunniest month is November, when maximum temperatures hover aroond 30 °C an an average o 48 mm (1.9 in) o precipitation is recordit. November is also Recife's only true dry saison month, as aw ither months in the ceety are wet saison months.[14]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recife's sister ceeties are:[18]

Kintra Ceety State / Region Syne
Portugal Portugal PRT.png Porto Flag of Portugal.svg Norte Region 1987
Fraunce Fraunce Blason Nantes.svg Nantes Pays de la Loire 2003
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Cheenae National Emblem of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangdong 2007
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam.svg Amsterdam Flag North-Holland, Netherlands.svg North Holland 1900
Unitit States Unitit States Seal of Dallas.svg Dallas Flag of Texas.svg Texas 1948
Spain Spain Escudo de A Coruña.svg A Coruña Flag of Galicia.svg Galicia  ?

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Offeecial

Tourism