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Recife


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Recife (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁeˈsifi] (listen)) is the fourth-largest urban area in Brazil with 4,054,866 inhabitants, the largest urban area of the North/Northeast Regions, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco in the northeast corner of South America. The population of the city proper was 1,625,583 in 2016. The first slave port in the Americas, Recife was founded in 1537, during the early Portuguese colonization of Brazil, as the main harbor of the Captaincy of Pernambuco, known for its large scale production of sugar cane. It was the former capital Mauritsstad of the 17th century colony of New Holland of Dutch Brazil, established by the Dutch West India Company. The city is located at the confluence of the Beberibe and Capibaribe rivers before they flow into the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city centre characterise its geography and led to the city being called the "Brazilian Venice". As of 2010, it is the capital city with the highest HDI in Northeast Brazil and second highest HDI in the entire North and Northeast Brazil (second only to Palmas).The Metropolitan Region of Recife is the main industrial zone of the State of Pernambuco; major products are those derived from cane (sugar and ethanol), motor vehicles, ships, oil platforms, electronics, software, and others. With fiscal incentives by the government, many industrial companies were started in the 1970s and 1980s. Recife has a tradition of being the most important commercial hub of the North/Northeastern region of Brazil, with more than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife plus 32,500 in the Metro Area, totaling more than 85,000.A combination of a large supply of labor and significant private investments turned Recife into Brazil's second largest medical hub (second only to São Paulo); modern hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment receive patients from several neighbouring States.Recife stands out as a major tourist attraction of the Northeast, both for its beaches and for its historic sites, dating back to both the Portuguese and the Dutch colonization of the region. The beach of Porto de Galinhas, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the city, has been repeatedly awarded the title of best beach in Brazil and has drawn many tourists. The Historic Centre of Olinda, 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) north of the city, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, and both cities' Brazilian Carnival are among the world's most famous.
The city is an education hub, and home to the Federal University of Pernambuco, the largest university in Pernambuco. Several Brazilian historical figures, such as the poet and abolitionist Castro Alves, moved to Recife for their studies. Recife and Natal are the only Brazilian cities with direct flights to the islands of Fernando de Noronha, a World Heritage Site.The city was one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, Recife hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The city, despite having a higher crime rate than the southern region of Brazil, is considered the safest state capital in northeastern region. It has a much lower crime rate than other regional capitals, such as Salvador or São Luís. Despite that, crime rose 440% in 2015.
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Recife

Recife

City in Brazil

  • Desc: Recife is the fourth-largest urban area in Brazil with 4,054,866 inhabitants, the largest urban area of the North/Northeast Regions, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco in the northeast corner of South America.
  • URL: http://www.recife.pe.gov.br/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recife
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, City, Place
  • Result Score: 2913.24
Sport Club do Recife

Sport Club do Recife

Football club

  • Desc: Sport Club do Recife is a Brazilian sports club, located in the city of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco. It was founded on May 13, 1905, by Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, who lived for many years in England, where he studied at Cambridge University.
  • URL: http://www.sportrecife.com.br/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_Club_do_Recife
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 610.19

Catholic University of Pernambuco

University in Recife, Brazil

Recife Metro

Recife Metro

Mass transportation system

  • Desc: The Recife Metro is the rapid transit system for the city of Recife in Brazil. It is operated by CBTU/Metrorec and currently serves 29 stations, along 39.5 kilometers.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recife_Metro
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 105.61
University of Pernambuco

University of Pernambuco

Public university in Recife, Brazil

  • Desc: The University of Pernambuco is a public state university located in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Every year almost 4,000 seats of UPE are offered in Brazilian's universities entry exam, the National High School Exam.
  • URL: http://www.upe.br/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pernambuco
  • Type: Thing, Organization, CollegeOrUniversity, Place, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 95.56

Augusto Recife

Football midfielder

Devotos

Musical group

  • Type: Thing, MusicGroup
  • Result Score: 23.14
Santa Cruz Futebol Clube

Santa Cruz Futebol Clube

Football club

Clube Náutico Capibaribe

Clube Náutico Capibaribe

Football team

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Sharks

Shopping RioMar

Shopping RioMar

Shopping mall in Recife, Brazil

  • Type: Thing, Place, CivicStructure
  • Result Score: 9.74

Dolphin Reef

2018 film

  • Desc: Dolphin Reef is an American nature documentary film about dolphins directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey and narrated by Natalie Portman. It is the fourteenth nature documentary to be released under the Disneynature label.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Reef_(film)
  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 8.55

Recife

Brazilian footballer

Recife

Song by Antônio Maria

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
Whitetip reef shark

Whitetip reef shark

Sharks

  • Desc: The whitetip reef shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus. A small shark does not usually exceed 1.6 m in length, so this species is easily recognizable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils, oval eyes with vertical pupils, and white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitetip_reef_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 6.75
Federal Institute of Pernambuco

Federal Institute of Pernambuco

Higher educational institution in Recife, Brazil

Scarborough Shoal

Scarborough Shoal

Island in the South China Sea

  • Desc: Scarborough Shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc, Panatag Shoal, Huangyan Dao, and Democracy Reef are two rocks in a shoal located between the Macclesfield Bank and Luzon island in the South China Sea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough_Shoal
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 6.51
Tubbataha Reef

Tubbataha Reef

Coral reef in the Philippines

  • Desc: The Tubbataha Natural Park also known as Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubbataha_Reef
  • Type: Thing, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 5.75

Untitled

Song by Madlib

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 5.25

Neighbouring Sounds

2012 film

Kingman Reef

Kingman Reef

Island in the Pacific Ocean

  • Desc: Kingman Reef is a largely submerged, uninhabited triangular-shaped reef, 9.0 nautical miles east-west and 4.5 nmi north-south, located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingman_Reef
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 3.16
Grey reef shark

Grey reef shark

Sharks

  • Desc: The grey reef shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae. One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific, it is found as far east as Easter Island and as far west as South Africa.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_reef_shark
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 3.07
Belize Barrier Reef

Belize Barrier Reef

Coral reef in Belize

  • Desc: The Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters offshore in the north and 40 kilometers in the south within the country limits.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize_Barrier_Reef
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, Place, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 2.40
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