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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Recife - Pernambuco
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About the City of RecifeSatellite view showing Recife, a major port and the capital of Pernambuco. The city is located at the far eastern tip of Brazil about 260 km south of Natal, between the Beberibe River in north and the larger Capibaribe River. Booth rivers meet south of the city center just to flow then into the Atlantic Ocean.
The former settlement of colonial fishermen on a long stretched reef (Portuguese: recife), has developed in a fortified port city within about a hundred years. From 1630 on the Dutch Republic came to control almost half of Brazil's area and Mauritsstad (today part of Recife) was their capital until 1661, when New Holland was formally ceded to Portugal.
Today the city has a population of almost 1.5 million inhabitants, more than 3.7 million people live in the metropolitan area, including Recife's neighborhoods and boroughs (est. 2012). The city is home to the Federal University of Pernambuco, and it is the cultural, economic, and political center in Pernambuco state.
The city has a tropical climate, with average temperatures of 27° to 30° Celsius throughout the year.
2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Five group matches were held in the Arena Pernambuco stadium in June 2014.
The Map shows map of the city of Recife with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Recife International Airport (IATA Code: CWB) named Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport located in Boa Viagem neighborhood about 12 km (7.5 mi) to the south of Downtown Recife.
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Friday-May-7 01:14Time zone: Brasilia Time (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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| Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 8°3′S 34°54′W
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