The city of Recife is located in the north-eastern part of Brazil. It is also the capital of the state of Pernambuco.
The city is built on the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by rivers, islands and mangroves. The climate is tropical and tempered by the influence of the Atlantic. The average temperature is 27°C, round the year. The city also experiences a lot of rainfall, especially in the month of June.
Recife has a population of approximately 1,500,000 people. Most of the population has descended from the Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French and English. There are also many people of mixed racial heritage and a small population of African origin.
The city was founded by Dutch colonizers and their influence can be traced in the city’s culture and architecture. Many of Brazil’s famous writers and poets were born here.
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