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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.
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.
Banner o Recife
Veneza Brasileira (Brazilian Venice), Caipital o the Northeast an Mauricéia/Mauritsstad (efter the Dutch colonization)
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Recife is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°3′S 34°54′W / 8.050°S 34.900°W / -8.050; -34.900
Kintra Brazil
State Pernambuco
FoonditMairch 12, 1537
Incorporatit (as veelage)1709
Incorporatit (as ceety)1823
 • MayorGeraldo Júlio de Mello Filho (Geraldo Júlio) (PSB)
 • Municipality218 km2 (84.17 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,768 km2 (1,068.7 sq mi)
10 m (33 ft)
 • Municipality1,555,039 (9t)
 • Density7133.2/km2 (18537.9/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density1,352.5/km2 (3,527/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+55 81
WebsiteRecife, 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 whaur 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 brigs foond in Recife ceety centre characterize its geografie an gies 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 (succar 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 centre o the North/Northeastern region o Brazil wi mair nor 52,500 business enterprises in Recife itself plus 32,500 in the Metro Aurie which tots mair nor 85,000.[3]

A combination o a lairge supply o labor an signeeficant private investments turned Recife intae Brazil's seicont lairgest medical centre (seicont anly tae São Paulo);[4] modren hospitals wi state-o-the-airt equipment receive patients frae several neighborin States.[5][6] Lik aw ither ceeties in the Northeast, Recife is developin its tourist sector. The beach o Porto de Galinhas, 60 kilometer (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, tho thare is wide room for improvement.[8]

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

Thegither wi Natal thir are the anly 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 brigs 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 cuil breeze due tae the tred 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 millimetre (79 in) an 1,700 millimetre (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]

Capibaribe River.

Hydrography[eedit | eedit soorce]




  • Araçá

Lairge watter supplier (Dams)

  • Prata do Meio an Apipucos

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recife haes a year-roond tropical climate, wi warm tae het temperaturs an heich relative humidity throughout the year. Houever, thir conditions are relieved bi pleasant tred 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 anly 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, whan maximum temperatures hover aroond 30 °C an an average o 48 mm (1.9 in) o precipitation is recordit. November is an aa Recife's anly 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 Porto Norte Region 1987
Fraunce Fraunce Nantes Pays de la Loire 2003
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Cheenae Guangzhou Guangdong 2007
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam North Holland 1900
United States Unitit States Dallas Texas 1948
Spain Spain A Coruña Galicia ?

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Cities Influence Areas
  2. IBGE 2012 Census Population
  3. Recife Municipal Profile
  4. "Recife Medical Pool". Archived frae the original on 3 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 16 Mey 2013.
  5. Pernambuco A-Z
  6. Pernambuco Daily Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. Porto de Galinhas Beach Archived 2009-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Business in Recife
  9. Unesco - Fernando de Noronha Islands
  10. Weather of Recife Archived 2008-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Islands of Recife[deid airtin]
  12. Rivers of the city Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
  13. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 26 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 16 Mey 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. [1]
  15. Climate Information for Recife Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine, World Weather Information Service, accessed 05 May 2012.
  16. Climatological Information for Recife, Brazil Archived 2013-10-26 at the Wayback Machine, Hong Kong Observatory, accessed 05 May 2012.
  17. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Recife". Julie 2011.
  18. "Mayor's International Council Sister Cities Program". Recife, Pernambuco. Retrieved 18 August 2008.

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