João Pessoa

João Pessoa
/zhoo owonn" pe saw"euh/
a seaport in NE Brazil. 338,629.

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Brazil
 port city and capital, Paraíba estado (state), northeastern Brazil. It is situated at 148 feet (45 metres) above sea level, on the right bank of the Paraíba do Norte River, 11 miles (18 km) above its mouth, 75 miles (121 km) north of Recife, and about 100 miles [160 km] south of Natal.

      Founded in 1585, the city for many years was known successively as Filipea de Nossa Senhora das Neves, Frederikstad, and Paraíba. In 1930 the name was officially changed to honour João Pessoa, the state president who was killed in the revolution led by Getulio Vargas. Colonial buildings include the Church of Nossa Senhora das Neves (“Our Lady of the Snows”) and the 18th-century São Francisco Church. The Cape Branco lighthouse at Point Seixas is the most easterly point in Brazil. João Pessoa is the seat of the Federal University of Paraíba (1955). The city manufactures electrical products, chemicals, fabrics, plastics, and seaweed products. João Pessoa is home to a sizable football (soccer) stadium. The city's accessibility is enhanced by an airport and by highways that run along the coast and into the interior. Pop. (2005 est.) 660,800.

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Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Joao pessoa — João Pessoa (Paraíba) Pour les articles homonymes, voir João Pessoa (homonymie). 7° 05′ 00″ S 34° 50′& …   Wikipédia en Français

  • João Pessoa — (Paraíba) Pour les articles homonymes, voir João Pessoa (homonymie). 7° 05′ 00″ S 34° 50′& …   Wikipédia en Français

  • João Pessoa (PA) — João Pessoa (Paraíba) Pour les articles homonymes, voir João Pessoa (homonymie). 7° 05′ 00″ S 34° 50′& …   Wikipédia en Français

  • João Pessoa — v. et port du N. E. du Brésil, à l embouchure du Paraíba; 397 720 hab.; cap. de l état de Paraíba. Industr. Archevêché. Univ. Tourisme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • João Pessoa —   [ ʒu̯ãu̯m pe soa], Hauptstadt des Bundesstaates Paraíba, Brasilien, am Rio Paraíba do Norte, 20 km oberhalb seiner Mündung in den Atlantik, 549 400 Einwohner; katholischer Erzbischofssitz; Universität, geisteswissenschaftliche Akademie;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • João Pessoa — [zho͞o oun′ pə sō′ə] city in NE Brazil; capital of Paraíba state: pop. 498,000 …   English World dictionary

  • João Pessoa — Infobox Settlement name = João Pessoa settlement type = Municipality official name = The Municipality of João Pessoa nickname = Green City; The City where the sun rises first image caption = Skyline of João Pessoa image map caption = Location of… …   Wikipedia

  • Joao Pessoa — 7.1238888888889 34.88083333333340Koordinaten: 7° 7′ S, 34° 53′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • João Pessoa — 7.1238888888889 34.88083333333340 Koordinaten: 7° 7′ S, 34° 53′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • João Pessoa — Para el ex vicepresidente brasileño, véase João Pessoa (político). João Pessoa …   Wikipedia Español


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