Place:Parnaíba, Piauí, Brazil

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NameParnaíba
Alt namesParnahybasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-132
Parnaíbasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates2.967°S 41.767°W
Located inPiauí, Brazil
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Parnaíba is a city in the Brazilian state of Piauí. Having a population of over 170,000 inhabitants, it is the second most populous city in the state, after the capital Teresina. It is one of the four coastal municipalities in Piauí (besides Ilha Grande, Luís Correia and Cajueiro da Praia).

Besides the natural beauty, Parnaíba has great historical value for Piauí, presenting mainly near Porto das Barcas numerous historic buildings that reflect the importance of Parnaíba, coming at that time to be more important than the former capital Oeiras and taking up same references in Europe.Today despite the lack of appreciation, Parnaíba is emerging as a tourist attraction mainly based support for anyone who wants to know the coast of Piauí, Delta of Parnaíba River, Jericoacoara Beach; and the National Park Lencois Maranhenses.

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