About Recife


Recife is the third largest city in the Northeastern Region of Brazil - 2005 population 1,501,000 (3,599,181 in the metropolitan area), the largest metropolitan area and the most important cultural, economical, political and scientifical city in this Region. It is the 5th largest metropolitan area in Brazil and the capital of the State of Pernambuco. More

Located in the so called Litoral zone (Seashore Zone) of the State of Pernambuco, an area a few tens of kilometers wide adjoining the coast. Temperature easily reaches 30/32 degrees Celsius.

Looking for business on IT and software area? The ICT Cluster in Recife is famous for its innovative model managed by Porto Digital. It is an Information and Communication Technology Cluster with a focus on software development. More

Looking amazing beaches to cool off and relax? The entire coastline of Pernambuco is dotted with beaches and world class infrastructure for all tastes. More

About Brazil

Brazil, officially Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest and most populous country in South America; and the fifth largest in the world in both area and population. Was discovered by Portugal and it is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. It is a multiracial country with a population composed of European, Amerindian, African and Asian elements. The country's Roman Catholic population is the single largest of any country in the world.

Brazil is a Federal presidential representative democratic republic, wherein the President is both head of state and head of government. The capital of the country is Brasilia and geographically, mainland is divided into five regions: North, Northeast, Mid-Western, Southeast and South. Recife is located at the Northeastern region.

According to international standards, Brazil has the ninth biggest economy in the world and is among those countries constructing sophisticated technologies such as aircrafts. However, the industry ranges from automobilies, steel and petrochemicals to computers and consumer durables.

In the Research and Development context, the Brazilian government has been financing around 58% of the whole national R&D activities with firms contributions around 39%. During the first year of the President Lula, the Ministry of Development, Industry and International Trade selected software as a pilar for the economy. With this decision, a lot of incentives and policies have been developed to support the software industry in Brazil. Free software is also a very important issue driven by President Lula. The government is incentiving the usage of Free software in all its areas.

If traveling is your passion, Brazil is your destination. Brazil will take your breath away. For the sporty, the adventurous, the curious. For children, teenagers and adults. For couples, families and friends. For all kinds of people, all the time. With its dazzling beaches, forest trails and lively cities, Brazil will put all your emotions to the test. Pack your bags.

Some data:

  • Capital - Brasilia;
  • Largest City - São Paulo;
  • Official Language - Portuguese;
  • Government - Federal Republic;
  • President - Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva;
  • Population - 188,078,261;
  • GDP (PPP) - USD1,577 Trillion;
  • HDI - 0,792;
  • Currency - Real;
  • Internet TLD - .br;
  • Calling Code - +55.

For more information about Brazil, access http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil.