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Federal University Of Paraíba
Paraíba
Paraíba
(Tupi: pa'ra a'íba: "bad for navigation"; Portuguese pronunciation: [paɾaˈibɐ] ( listen)) is a state of Brazil. It is located in the Brazilian Northeast, and it is bordered by Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Norte
to the north, Ceará
Ceará
to the west, Pernambuco
Pernambuco
to the south and the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east. Paraíba
Paraíba
is the third most densely populated state of the Northeast; João Pessoa, the sea-bordered state capital, and Campina Grande, in the interior, rank among the fifteen-largest municipalities in the Northeast of Brazil. Paraíba
Paraíba
is most populated along the Atlantic coast, which extends as far as Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of the Americas
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Paraíba (other)
Paraíba
Paraíba
is a state in northeastern Brazil
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Municipalities Of Brazil
The municipalities of Brazil
Brazil
(Portuguese: Municípios do Brasil) are administrative divisions of the Brazilian states. At present, Brazil has 5,570 municipalities, making the average municipality population 34,361. The average state in Brazil
Brazil
has 214 municipalities. Roraima
Roraima
is the least subdivided state, with 15 municipalities, while Minas Gerais is the most subdivided state, with 853. The Federal District, where the federal capital, Brasília, is located, cannot be divided into municipalities (according to the Brazilian Constitution, the Federal District assumes the same constitutional and legal powers, attributions and obligations of the states and municipalities)
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UTC-3
UTC−03:00 is a time offset that subtracts 3 hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).Contents1 As standard time (Northern Hemisphere winter)1.1 North America2 As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer)2.1 North America3 As standard time (all year round)3.1 South America 3.2 Antarctica4 As standard time (Southern Hemisphere winter)4.1 South America5 As daylight saving time (Southern Hemisphere summer)5.1 South America 5.2 Antarctica6 Places using UTC−03:00, located outside the 45°W ± 7.5° range 7 See also 8 ReferencesAs standard time (Northern Hemisphere winter)[edit] Principal cities: Nuuk North America[edit]  Greenland
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ISO 3166
ISO 3166 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization
Standardization
(ISO) that defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, special areas of geographical interest, and their principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states). The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions.Contents1 Parts 2 Editions 3 ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency3.1 Members4 See also 5 References 6 External linksParts[edit] It consists of three parts:[1]ISO 3166-1, Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country
Country
codes, defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest
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ISO 3166-2
ISO 3166-2 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization
Standardization
(ISO), and defines codes for identifying the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 2: Country subdivision
Country subdivision
code. It was first published in 1998. The purpose of ISO 3166-2 is to establish an international standard of short and unique alphanumeric codes to represent the relevant administrative divisions and dependent territories of all countries in a more convenient and less ambiguous form than their full names
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Tupi Language
Old Tupi or classical Tupi is an extinct Tupian language which was spoken by the native Tupi people
Tupi people
of Brazil, mostly those who inhabited coastal regions in South and Southeast Brazil. It belongs to the Tupi–Guarani
Tupi–Guarani
language family, and has a written history spanning the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries
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Brazilian Northeast
The Northeast Region of Brazil
Brazil
(Portuguese: Região Nordeste do Brasil) is one of the five official and political regions of the country according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. For the socio-geographic area see Nordeste (socio-geographic division). Of Brazil's twenty-six states, it comprises nine: Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe
Sergipe
and Bahia, along with the Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
archipelago (formerly a separate territory, now part of Pernambuco). Chiefly known as Nordeste ("Northeast") in Brazil, this region was the first to be discovered and colonized by the Portuguese and other European peoples, playing a crucial role in the country's history. Nordeste's dialects and rich culture, including its folklore, cuisines, music and literature, became the most easily distinguishable across the country
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Rio Grande Do Norte
Rio Grande
Rio Grande
do Norte (lit. "Great Northern River", in reference to the mouth of the Potenji River, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɦi.u ˈɡɾɐ̃di du ˈnɔhti̥])[2] is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northeastern region of the country, occupying the northeasternmost tip of the South American continent. Because of its geographic position, Rio Grande
Rio Grande
do Norte has a strategic importance. The capital and largest city is Natal. It is the land of the folklorist Luís da Câmara Cascudo
Luís da Câmara Cascudo
and, according to NASA,[3] it has the purest air in the Americas. Its 410 km (254 mi) of sand, much sun, coconut palms and lagoons are responsible for the fame of beaches. Rocas Atoll, the only such feature in the Atlantic Ocean, is part of the state
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Ceará
Ceará
Ceará
([seaˈɾa], locally in Ceará
Ceará
or in Northeast Region of Brazil the pronunciation is [sɪaˈɾa][2]) is one of the 27 states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast. It is the eighth-largest Brazilian State by population and the 17th by area. It is also one of the main tourist destinations in Brazil. The state capital is the city of Fortaleza, the country's fourth most populous city. Literally, the name Ceará
Ceará
means "sings the jandaia".[3] According to José de Alencar, one of the most important writers of Brazil
Brazil
and an authority in Tupi Guaraní, Ceará
Ceará
means turquoise or green waters. There are also theories that the state name would derive from Siriará, a reference to the crabs from the seashore. The state is best known for its extensive coastline, with 600 kilometers (370 mi) of sand
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Pernambuco
Pernambuco
Pernambuco
(Portuguese pronunciation: [pɛʁnɐ̃ˈbuku])[3] is a state of Brazil, located in the Northeast region of the country. The state of Pernambuco
Pernambuco
also includes the archipelago Fernando de Noronha. With an estimated population of 9.2 million people in 2013, it is the seventh most populous state of Brazil, and is the sixth most densely populated and the 19th most extensive among the states and territories of the country. Its capital and largest city, Recife, is one of the most important economic and urban hubs in the country. As of 2013 estimates, Recife's metropolitan area is the fifth most populous in the country, and the largest urban agglomeration in Northeast Brazil.[4] In 1982 the city of Olinda, the second oldest city in Brazil, was declared a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
by UNESCO
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Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
Ocean
is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers (41,100,000 square miles).[2][3] It covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World". The Atlantic Ocean
Ocean
occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Eurasia
Eurasia
and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west. As one component of the interconnected global ocean, it is connected in the north to the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean
Ocean
in the southwest, the Indian Ocean
Ocean
in the southeast, and the Southern Ocean
Southern Ocean
in the south (other definitions describe the Atlantic as extending southward to Antarctica)
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Ponta Do Seixas
Coordinates: 7°8′55.41″S 34°47′48.82″W / 7.1487250°S 34.7968944°W / -7.1487250; -34.7968944Cape Branco lighthouse near the easternmost point of the Americas Ponta do Seixas
Ponta do Seixas
(Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõtɐ du ˈsejʃɐs]), also known as Cape Branco,[1] is a cape on the Atlantic coast of Paraíba
Paraíba
state, eastern Brazil, that forms the easternmost point of the American continents, roughly 8 km (5 mi) southeast of João Pessoa, the state capital. It is surrounded by white sand beaches bordered by flat-topped forms of sedimentary strata called "tabuleiros", which rise sharply above the beaches to heights between 150 and 500 ft, and enjoys abundant rainfall. It lies on the coastal highway connecting João Pessoa and the port of Cabedelo
Cabedelo
farther north. References[edit]^ "Cape Branco cape, Brazil". Encyclopædia Britannica
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Time Zone
A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12
UTC−12
to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour
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Americas
Largest metropolitan areas Largest citiesList1.São Paulo 2.Lima 3. Mexico
Mexico
City 4.New York City 5.Bogotá 6.Rio de Janeiro 7.Santiago 8.Los Angeles 9.Caracas 10.Buenos AiresCIA political map of the Americas
Americas
in Lambert azimuthal equal-area projectionThe Americas
Americas
(also collectively called America)[5][6][7] comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America.[8][9][10] Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere[11][12][13][14][15][16] and comprise the New World. Along with their associated islands, they cover 8% of Earth's total surface area and 28.4% of its land area. The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera, a long chain of mountains that runs the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of the Americas
Americas
is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, St
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Borborema Plateau
The Borborema Plateau
Borborema Plateau
(Portuguese Planalto da Borborema, also known as the Serra da Borborema) is a plateau in northeastern Brazil
Brazil
which extends across the states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, and Rio Grande do Norte.[1] The plateau is the northeasternmost portion of the Brazilian Highlands and is the most relevant watershed of its region. It ranges approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi) from north to south and 200 kilometres (120 mi) from east to west.[2] More than 100 rivers originate from the plateau, including the Moxotó, Mundaú, Pajeú, Paraíba
Paraíba
do Norte, Seridó, and Una.[2] The Borborema Plateau
Borborema Plateau
serves as an orographic barrier, despite its relatively low elevation, against the moist easterly winds of the Atlantic Ocean. Areas west of the plateau, which make up part of the sertão, are arid and prone to drought
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