Paulista

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Paulista
Municipality
Flag of Paulista
Flag
Nickname(s): "Cidade das Chaminés"("City of Smokestacks"), "Capital dos Eucaliptos"("Capital of Eucalyptus")
Location of Paulista
Paulista is located in Brazil
Paulista
Paulista
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 7°56′27″S 34°52′22″W / 7.94083°S 34.87278°W / -7.94083; -34.87278
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast
StateBandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco
Government
 • MayorJunior Matuto (PSB - 2013)
Area
 • Total93.518 km2 (36.108 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total303,400
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Demonympaulistense
 
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Paulista
Municipality
Flag of Paulista
Flag
Nickname(s): "Cidade das Chaminés"("City of Smokestacks"), "Capital dos Eucaliptos"("Capital of Eucalyptus")
Location of Paulista
Paulista is located in Brazil
Paulista
Paulista
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 7°56′27″S 34°52′22″W / 7.94083°S 34.87278°W / -7.94083; -34.87278
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast
StateBandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco
Government
 • MayorJunior Matuto (PSB - 2013)
Area
 • Total93.518 km2 (36.108 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total303,400
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Demonympaulistense

Paulista is a municipality in Pernambuco, Brazil, with a population [1] of 303,404 as of 2011. It has the highest HDI of the Recife metropolitan area. It is the birthplace of footballer Rivaldo, and is also famous for its beaches, including Maria Farinha with the giant Veneza water park. It was incorporated as city in 1935.

The land on which the city is built was sold to a bandeirante from São Paulo in 1689, whence the city's name.

Beaches[edit]

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities in Paulista are based in commerce, tourism and textile industry.

Economic Indicators[edit]

PopulationGDP x(1000 R$).[2]GDP pc (R$)PE (%)RMR (%)
319,3731,367,1114,4492.193.37

Economy by Sector

Primary sectorSecondary sectorService sector
0.42%23.29%76.29%

Health Indicators[edit]

[3]

HDI (2000)Hospitals (2007)Hospitals beds (2007)Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.799448012.6

References[edit]

Further information: Pernambuco Beaches