AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Full nameTeresina
Official nameThe Municipality of Teresina
Settlement typeMunicipality
MottoOmnia in Charitate
MayorElmano Ferrer (PTB)
Total Area648.5 sq mi (1680 km2)
Urban Area677 sq mi (1753.4 km2)
Total Population893246 (2007)
Density (pop.)456.8/km2 (1183.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zone-3 (UTC)
Postal Code64000-000
Area code+55 86

     Home | City | Teresina

Teresina is the capital and most populous municipality in the Brazilian state of Piauí. It is located in North-central Piauí 366 km from the coast.It is therefore, the only capital in the Northeast that is not located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With 814 439 inhabitants, it is the 19th largest city in Brazil, and the 15th largest state capital in the country. Together with Timon, in the nearby state of Maranhão the conurbation has a population of about 953,172 inhabitants, and the entire metropolitan region of Teresina has over 1,135,920 inhabitants. The only natural barrier that separates Teresina from Timon is the Parnaíba river, of the largest in the Northeast.

Teresina is the second capital with the best quality of life in the North-Northeast according to FIRJAN. According to IPEA it is the third safest capital of Brazil (second only to Natal / RN, and Palmas / TO) . Teresina is also the third city with the most lightning strikes in the world. For this reason, the region receives the curious name of "Chapada do Corisco".

Its motto is the phrase "Omnia in Charitatis"which means, in English, "All for charity. " The city is the birthplace of Torquato Neto, who belonged to the Tropicalismo movement, and Carlos Castelo Branco, a political columnist for the Jornal do Brasil.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260