Picos

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Picos
Municipality
Flag of Picos
Flag
Official seal of Picos
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Capital do Mel (Capital of Honey), Capital do Sul Piauiense (Capital of South Piauiense)
Motto(s): 
"To be from Picos is to be strong!"
Piaui Municip Picos.svg
Picos is located in Brazil
Picos
Picos
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 07°04′37″S 41°28′01″W / 7.07694°S 41.46694°W / -7.07694; -41.46694
Country Brazil
RegionNordeste
StateBandeira do Piauí.svg Piauí
MesoregionSudeste Piauiense
FoundedDecember 12, 1890
Government
 • MayorWalmir Lima (PT)
Area
 • Total577,304 km2 (222,898 sq mi)
Elevation
206 m (6,578 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total73,414
 • Density137.30/km2 (355.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC -3
DemonymPicosense

Picos is a municipality in the state of Piauí in the Northeast region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] Picos 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.[5]

Climate[edit]

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).

Demographics[edit]

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[edit]

Villages[edit]

Villages include Coroatá, Fátima do Piauí, Gameleira dos Rodrigues, Lagoa Grande, Mirolândia, Morrinhos, Samambaia, Saquinho, Sipaúba, Tapera, Torrões e Val Paraíso and Lagoa Comprida.

Neighborhoods[edit]

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).

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by Sen. Helvídio Nunes Airport.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

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 Nivardo Moura, Instituto Professor Augusto Rogério and CNA Idiomas language school franchise.

Colleges and Universities[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ Staff. "Picos". Visit Piauí, Brazil. Google Sites. Retrieved 24 May 2012.

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