Recife metropolitan area
|Recife Metropolitan Area|
|Founded as Metro||June 8, 1973|
|Recife as Capital||1537|
|• Metro||2,768.9 km2 (1,069.5 sq mi)|
|• 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. Its area of influence (4th largest in Brazil) covers the entire states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, Alagoas in addition to the countryside of the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Ceará and Bahia. Its main city is Recife with 1.56 millions inhabitants, capital of Pernambuco.
This system also integrates with several bus lines connected to the bus/metro 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.
Buses transport almost two million passengers daily.
- "Recife metropolitan area profile". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
- Cities Influence Areas
- Qual é o maior metrô do Brasil? (in Portuguese)
- 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.
- 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.