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State o Paraíba
Banner o State o Paraíba
Coat o airms o State o Paraíba
Coat of arms
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 Ceety João Pessoa
 • Govrenor Ricardo Coutinho
 • Vice Govrenor Rômulo Gouveia
 • Tot 56,584.6 km2 (21,847.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank 21st
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Tot 3,766,834
 • Rank 13t
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Density rank 8t
Demonym(s) Paraibano
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 19,953,000,000 (19t)
 • Per caipita R$ 5,507 (24t)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.718 – medium (24t)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) Brasília Summer (UTC-02)
Postal Code 58000-000 tae 58990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-PB

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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