Recife metropolitan area

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Recife Metropolitan Area
Metro Area
Nickname(s): RMR
Location of Recife Metropolitan Area
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State  Pernambuco
Founded as Metro June 8, 1973
Recife as Capital 1537
Area
 • Metro 2,768.9 km2 (1,069.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Metro 3 898 470
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.78 – low

Recife Metropolitan Area is the sixth largest metropolitan area in Brazil with a population of 3.7 million.[1] Its area of influence (4th largest in Brazil)[2] covers the entire states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, Alagoas in addition to the interior of the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Ceará and Bahia.[citation needed] Its main city is Recife with 1.56 millions inhabitants, capital of Pernambuco.

Transport[edit]

Airport[edit]

Guararapes International Airport, also known as Gilberto Freyre International Airport, is the airport serving Recife.[citation needed]

Ports[edit]

The region is served by Suape and Recife ports.[citation needed]

Recife Metro, the second largest in Brazil, after São Paulo.[3]

Metro[edit]

Since 1998, an extension to the Recife Metro is being built. When ready, it will become the second largest in Brazil, after São Paulo.[4]

This system also integrates with several bus lines connected to the bus/metro[5] integration terminals, such as Barro and Joana Bezerra stations. It is possible to ride the metro and the connected bus line by purchasing one ticket only. Since March 2009, Recife Metro has finished one more phase of expansion. The system counts now has 28 stations (11 integrated with buses) and is 39.5 kilometers long.[citation needed]

Bus[edit]

Buses transport almost two million passengers daily.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recife metropolitan area profile". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Cities Influence Areas
  3. ^ Qual é o maior metrô do Brasil? (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Recife Metro (in Portuguese). Recife, Brazil: Diário de Pernambuco. 2006. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  5. ^ Recife Metro (in Portuguese). Recife, Brazil: CBTU. 2006. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  6. ^ http://jc.uol.com.br/2008/06/27/not_172583.php

Coordinates: 23°59′S 47°03′W / 23.983°S 47.050°W / -23.983; -47.050