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Picos (English: Peaks) is a municipality of the state of Piaui, Brazil. It is the state's third-largest city, located in the south-central region of Piauí and is the most economically developed city in the region. The city's financial prosperity, combined with its geographical location, gives Picos a "commercial hub" status, especially for fuel and honey (Picos is known as the "capital of honey"). As of 2010, the population was approximately 75,000.
According to data from INMET - National Institute of Meteorology, the city of Picos Piauí has average annual temperature of 29.4 °C (84.9 °F).
The population of the city of Picos is currently 73,414 inhabitants (IBGE Demographic Census 2010), and 58,307 in urban areas and 15,107 in rural areas, thus characterizing the third largest city from Piaui. It has a population density of 137.23 inhabitants / km ².
Neighborhoods and Villages
Villages include Coroatá, Fátima do Piauí, Gameleira dos Rodrigues, Lagoa Grande, Mirolândia, Morrinhos, Samambaia, Saquinho, Sipaúba, Tapera, Torrões e Val Paraíso and Lagoa Comprida.
Named neighborhoods include Aerolândia, Altamira, Aroeiras do Matadouro, Bairro de Fátima, Boa Sorte, Boa Vista, Bomba, Canto da Várzea, Catavento, Centro, Condurú, DNER, Ingazeira, Ipueiras, Jardim Natal, Junco, Malva, Morada do Sol, Morro da AABB, Pantanal, Vila do Flamengo, Paraibinha, Paroquial (Chão dos Padres), Parque de Exposição, Passagem das Pedras, Pedrinhas, Pedro Brito, São José, São Sebastião (Malvinas), Trisidela andUmari e Unha de Gato (3º BECnst).
Public schools include E. Téc. Est. Petrônio Portela (PREMEM), Esc. Normal Official De Picos, U.E. Antonio Marques, U.E. Araújo Luz, U.E. Cel, Fco. Santos, U.E. Coelho Rodrigues, U.E. Dirceu Mendes Arcoverde, U.E. Jorge Leopoldo, U.E. José De Deus Barros, U.E. Julieta Neiva Nunes, U.E. Landri Sales, E. Pol. Marcos Parente, U.E. Mario Martins, U.E Miguel Lidiano, U.E. Ozildo Albano, U.E. Petrônio Portela, U.E. Poliv. Des. José Vidal Freitas, U.E. Teresinha Nunes, U.E. Urbano Eulálio Filho and Ceja José De Sousa Bispo.
Private schools include Colégio São Lucas, Colégio Decisão, Colégio Machado de Assis, Colégio Antares, Instituto Monsenhor Hipólito (Colégio das Irmãs), Colégio Santa Rita, Instituto Nirvardo Moura and Instituto Professor Augusto Rogério.
Colleges and Universities
- UESPI - State University of Piauí
- UFPI - Federal University of Piauí
- IESRSA - Institute of Higher Education R. Sá
- IFPI - Federal Institute for Education, Science and Technology
- ISEAF - Institute of Education Antonino Freire
- UNOPAR - Universidade Norte do Paraná
Federal Institutes of Education and Learning
- SENAI/FIEP (National Service of Industrial Learning)
- Senac (National Service of Commercial Learning)
- SESI (Industrial Social Service)
- SEST/Senate (Social Service Transportation / National Service Learning Transportation)
- Staff. "Picos". Visit Piauí, Brazil. Google Sites. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
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