The capital of Paraiba is one of the oldest in the country and for more than 400 years João Pessoa knew how to look after its historic treasures. In Barroco Park – one of the biggest in Brazil – the slopes and the old colonial mansions tell a bit about the journey travelled by this delightful city, which amazes visitors with some of the most beautiful beaches of the Brazilian coastline. Contrasting with the secular architectural wealth are the modern and sophisticated buildings, giving João Pessoa that business city feel. Big theatres, auditoriums and convention centers are part of the infrastructure in the city; ready to host a variety of events and business meetings.
The climate in the region is tropical hot semi-humid. Average annual temperature is around 28ºC – with maximum annual average of 32ºC and minimum of 24ºC.
|Founded||August 5, 1585|
|Government||Mayor Luciano Agra (PSB)|
|Area||Total 210,45 km2 (81,25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||40 m (131 ft)|
|Density||3.146,6/km2 (1,214,9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central (UTC-3)|
|Central (UTC-3)||0.783 – medium|
João Pessoa City website: www.joaopessoa.pb.gov.br