Paraíba

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State o Paraíba
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Coat of airms o State o Paraíba
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Location o State o Paraíba in Brazil
Location o State o Paraíba in Brazil
Coordinates: 7°10′S 36°50′W / 7.167°S 36.833°W / -7.167; -36.833
Kintra Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest CeetyJoão Pessoa
Govrenment
 • GovrenorRicardo Coutinho
 • Vice GovrenorRômulo Gouveia
Area
 • Total56584.6 km2 (21,847.4 sq mi)
Area rank21st
Population
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total3,766,834
 • Rank13t
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Density rank8t
Demonym(s)Paraibano
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 19,953,000,000 (19t)
 • Per caipitaR$ 5,507 (24t)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.718 – medium (24t)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02 (Brasília Summer)
Postal Code
58000-000 tae 58990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-PB
Websitepb.gov.br

Paraíba (Tupi: pa'ra a'íba: "bad tae navigation"; Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation: ([paɾaˈiba]) is a state o Brazil. It is locatit in the Brazilian Northeast, an is bordered bi Rio Grande do Norte tae the north, Ceará tae the wast, Pernambuco tae the sooth an the Atlantic Ocean tae the east. Paraíba is the third maist densely populatit state o the Northeast; João Pessoa, the sea-bordered state caipital, an Campina Grande, in the interior, rank amang the fifteen-lairgest municipalities in the Northeast o Brazil.

Paraíba is maist populatit alang the Atlantic coast, which extends as far as Ponta do Seixas, the eastmaist point o the Americas. The state is a touristic an industrial hotspot; it is kent for its cultural heritage, amenable climate an geografical featurs, rangin frae the seaside beaches tae the Borborema Plateau. It is namit efter the Paraíba river.

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