João Pessoa

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João Pessoa
Municipality
The Municipality of João Pessoa
Flag of João Pessoa
Flag
Official seal of João Pessoa
Seal
Nickname(s): Green City; The City where the sun rises first
Location of João Pessoa in the State of Paraíba
Location of João Pessoa in the State of Paraíba
Location of João Pessoa
Country Brazil
StateBandeira da Paraíba.svg Paraíba
MesoegionMata Paraibana
MicroregionJoão Pessoa
FoundedAugust 5, 1585
Government
 • MayorLuciano Cartaxo (PT)
Area
 • Total210.551 km2 (81.294 sq mi)
Elevation40 m (130 ft)
Population (2012)IBGE/2012[1]
 • Total742.478
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
Postal Code58000-000
Area code(s)+55 83
Websitewww.joaopessoa.pb.gov.br

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.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008.