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  1. Joao Pessoa(noun)

    a city in northeastern Brazil near the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Recife


  1. João Pessoa

    João Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. It was founded in 1585 and sometimes is called the city where the sun rises first, as it is the easternmost city in the Americas at 34º47'38"W, 7º9'28"S. The easternmost point, there, is known as Ponta do Seixas. The city is considered "the second greenest in the world", and has more than 7 square kilometres of forested land, second only to Paris, France. It gained this distinction in 1992, after a survey of urban centres in various countries carried out by the United Nations. The city is characterized by the juxtaposition of tropical beaches, modern architecture and historic buildings from colonial periods. João Pessoa is the capital of Paraíba, a state in the northeast region of Brazil and home to some 19th and 20th century Brazilian poets and writers such as Augusto dos Anjos, José Américo de Almeida, José Lins do Rego and Pedro Américo. It took its current name in 1930, in homage to state president João Pessoa Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, who was assassinated on 26 July of that year. It is the state's largest city, with a population of circa 750,000. Its metropolitan area comprises eight other satellite cities totalling 1,160,000 of inhabitants.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of joao pessoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of joao pessoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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