João Pessoa

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João Pessoa
Municipality
The Municipality of João Pessoa

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Nickname(s): Green City; The City where the sun rises first
Location of João Pessoa in the State of Paraíba
Country  Brazil
State Bandeira da Paraíba.svg Paraíba
Microregion Mata Paraibana
Founded August 5, 1585
Government
 • Mayor Luciano Cartaxo (PT)
Area
 • Total 210.551 km2 (81.294 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2012)IBGE/2012[1]
 • Total 742.478
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
Postal Code 58000-000
Area code(s) +55 83

João Pessoa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w peˈsoɐ]) is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Paraíba. It has about 660,000 inhabitants and an area of 210.45 km².

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  1. "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 August 2008. http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/estimativa2008/POP2008_DOU.pdf. Retrieved 5 September 2008.