Parnamirim

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Parnamirim
Municipality
The Municipality of Trampolim da Vitória de Parnamirim
Pirangi do Norte Beach
Pirangi do Norte Beach
Nickname(s): "Trampolim da Vitória" ("Trampoline of Victory")
Location of Parnamirim in the State of Rio Grande do Norte
Location of Parnamirim in the State of Rio Grande do Norte
Location of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil
Location of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°55′S 35°15′W / 5.917°S 35.250°W / -5.917; -35.250Coordinates: 5°55′S 35°15′W / 5.917°S 35.250°W / -5.917; -35.250
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira do Rio Grande do Norte.svg Rio Grande do Norte
Founded 1958
Government
 • Mayor Mauricio Marques (PDT)
Area
 • Total 123.471 km2 (47.672 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 214,199
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
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Time zone UTC-3
HDI (2000) 0.760 – medium

Parnamirim is a city in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, next to the state capital city of Natal and part of its metropolitan area. The Natal Air Force Base and the adjoining Augusto Severo International Airport, the now closed civilian airport that used to serve Natal, are located there, as well as the Barreira do Inferno rocket launch base.

Cotovelo Beach in Parnamirim

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