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Capital: Teresina is the capital of Piauí State in the center-north region of Brazil. Population: over 650,000. Categories: Brazil geography stubs | Cities in Brazil ... Teresina
Area: 250,934km²
Population: 2,750,000
Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. However it is most frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular. Population density is usually expressed in terms of items or organisms per unit area. Definitions of population density Population density, according to the definition above, depends... Pop. density: inh./km²
Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. Formerly, people used local solar time (originally apparent and then mean solar time), resulting in time differing slightly from town to town. As telecommunications improved and with the expansion... Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich near London in England, which by convention is at 0 degrees geographic longitude. Theoretically, noon Greenwich Mean Time is the moment when the Sun crosses the Greenwich meridian (and reaches its highest point in... GMT -3
ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. It is a geocode system created for coding the names of subdivisions of countries (subnational entities) and dependent areas. The purpose of the standard is to establish a worldwide series of short abbreviations for places, for use on... ISO 3166-2:
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Map of Brazil highlighting the state

Piauí is one of the There are 26 States of Brazil, or External link Map Categories: Lists of subnational entities | States of Brazil ... states of The Federative Republic of Brazil ( Official Language Portuguese Minority Languages Indigenous and Immigrant Languages, please see below Capital Brasília Largest City São Paulo President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 8,514,876.60 km² 0.65... Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, in the arid region of Sertão.


Flag of the Brazilian state of Piauí File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del) (cur) 00:02, 19 May 2003 . . PedroAguiar... Image:Br PI.GIF


Piauí is the poorest of all the Brazilian states, a situation that has been constant ever since the area was first Colonization is the act where life forms move into a distant area where their kind is sparse or not yet existing at all and set up new settlements in the area. Colonization applies to all life forms in a sense though it is most often used in reference to insects... colonised by the The Republic of Portugal () and Madeira (including the Savage Islands). A citizen of Portugal is usually identified in English by the noun and adjective , a mixed Greek and Roman name meaning Beautiful Port. In the early first millennium BC, several waves of Celts invaded Portugal from Central Europe and intermarried... Portuguese in the Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century Decades: 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s Years: 1600 1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609 Events and Trends November 5, 1605 - The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the British Parliament. September 2, 1609 - Henry Hudson... 1600s. The state has practically no industry, and relies almost entirely on Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals ( livestock). Agriculture is also known as farming. More people in the world are involved in agriculture as their primary economic... agriculture, primarily Binomial name , the European cattle, including similar types from Africa and Asia; , -type cattle in Nepal, found them to be a mix of European cattle, zebu and yak. Cattle cannot successfully be bred with water buffalo or African buffalo. (See aurochs for the history of domestication, zebu for pecularities of... cattle farming, an attribute earning it the nickname 'the Modern leather-making tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. Leather was a very important clothing material, and its other uses were legion. Together with wood, leather formed the basis of much ancient technology. Leather with the fur still... Leather Civilisation'. However, despite its rural-based economy, there is almost a perfect balance between the population living in the city, and those living in rural areas, something uncommon in Brazil.


The majority of the state has a semi- A dune in the Egyptian desert In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives little precipitation. As a consequence, deserts have a reputation for supporting very little life. Compared to wetter regions this may be true, although upon closer examination, deserts often harbor a wealth of... arid The climate (ancient Greek: [1] Climate vs weather The exact boundaries of what is climate and what is weather are not well defined and depend on the application. For example, in some senses an individual El Niño event could be considered climate; in others, as weather. When the original... climate with wet periods from December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. December begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Sagittarius and ends in the sign of Capricorn. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in... December to April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. April begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Aries and ends in the sign of Taurus. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Pisces... April and drought during the rest of the year. Much of the land in Piauí is Caatinga is in the northeastern part of Brazil. The name caatinga is a indigenous word meaning open forest or open vegetation. It covers about 700,000 km2. The Caatinga has a semi-arid climate with average annual temperatures of about 28 °C. The area has a very hot and dry... caatinga, a type of Scrub has a number of meanings: to rub a surface hard, especially with a brush. low lying vegetation or an area containing this vegetation. This term is commonly used in New Zealand for the early stages of a regenerating forest (bush), sub-alpine : Shrub No Scrubs is the name of... scrub.


Piauí has the shortest coastline of any of the Brazilian states at 66km, and the capital, Teresina, is the only state capital in the north east to be located inland. The reason for this is because, unlike the rest of the area, Piauí state was first colonised inland and slowly expanded towards the ocean, rather than the other way around.


History

The state has many highly important Excavation is just one stage of archaeological research. Archaeology or archæology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words , As with most academic disciplines, there are a very large number of archaeological sub-disciplines characterised by a specific method or type of material (e.g. lithic... archaeological sites, including the Capivara National Park, which is rich in remains of Prehistory (Greek words then at least the matter can be resolved in principle. The recent pace of progress in understanding the evolution of Homo sapiens suggests in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Some would begin it with the first known tools, c. 2.5 million... prehistoric Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. This term comprises a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of them still... Amerindian civilisations.


The first settlers in Piauí were Butch Cassidy, a famous outlaw An outlaw, a person living the lifestyle of outlawry, is most familiar to contemporary readers as a stock character in Western movies. The Western outlaw is typically a criminal who operates from a base in the wilderness, and makes periodic raids on civilized settlements. The... bandits fleeing from São Paulo is a state in Brazil. It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy. General Aspects Geography: São Paulo State has an area of approximately 248,800 sq. km. Population: approximately 38 million. Economy: São Paulo state is responsible... São Paulo, notably Domingos Afonso Mafrense and Domingos Jorge Velho. Mafrense founded what is today Oeiras is both a parish and a municipality in eastern Lisbon metropolitan area, in conurbation with Lisbon the village population is 34850 the urban area of the village and municipality has 165452. It has several industrial facilities, and commercial is also home of the SIC private portuguese tv station. Is... Oeiras, whilst the first herds of cattle were taken there by Velho.


In the Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century Decades: 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s Years: 1600 1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609 Events and Trends November 5, 1605 - The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the British Parliament. September 2, 1609 - Henry Hudson... 1600s, many impoverished The Lords and Barons prove their Nobility by hanging their Banners and exposing their Coats-of-arms at the Windows of the Lodge of the Heralds.—After a Miniature of the (courts of justice), obtained nobility titles from the King. The old nobility of military origin, the , before the... noblemen and The Society of Jesus (Latin: (September 27, 1540), but limited the number of its members to sixty. This limitation was removed through the bull , adopted in 1554, which created a monarchical organization and stressed absolute self-abnegation and obedience to Pope and superiors ( (all things for the greater glory of... Jesuit priests, as well as black and Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. This term comprises a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of them still... Amerindian Slavery is any of a number of related conditions involving control of a person against his or her will, enforced by violence or other clear forms of coercion. It almost always occurs for the purpose of securing the labour of the person or people concerned. A specific form, chattel slavery... slaves, settled there. The first large-scale cattle farming also arrived with these settlers. Large estate owners seeking new pastures for their livestock arrived from neighbouring states such as For the genus of wildflowers in the family Asteraceae, see Bahia (Botany) Bahia is a state in the north-east of Brazil. History The Portuguese Pedro Alvares Cabral landed at what is now Porto Seguro, on the southern coast of Bahia in 1500, and claimed the territory for Portugal. In... Bahia and Maranhão is one of the states of Brazil in the north-eastern region. To the north is the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Neighboring states are (from east clockwise) Piauí, Tocantins and Pará. Major cities in the state besides the state capital São Lu... Maranhão.


Teresina was the first Brazilian city to be planned. In 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). Events January 14 - President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte proclaims a new constitution for the French Second Republic. January 17 - United Kingdom recognizes independence of the Transvaal Devils Island penal colony opens February 11 - First British public toilet for... 1852, an architect designed it, after being inspired by a A chessboard is the board used in the game of chess, which consists of eight rows and eight columns of squares arranged in alternating colors. Similar boards are also known as checkerboards. The colors are called black and white, although the actual colors are usually dark green and buff for... chessboard. Situated at the mouth of the Parnaíba and Poti Rivers, Teresina was (and still is) known as the Green City because of the countless Species Ref: is by far the most important commercially. Reference to mangos as the food of the gods can be found in the Hindu Vedas, written in about 4000 B.C. The name of the fruit comes from the Tamil word , generally translated as bulls testicles, from the shape... mango trees that line the city's streets.


Flag

The flag of Piauí was created on July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. Events 1500-1899 1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is deposed. 1701 - Detroit, Michigan founded. 1814 - War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward Niagara to halt Jacob Browns... 24 July 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). Events January 7 - Dáil Éireann, the extra-legal parliament of the Irish Republic, ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by 64-57 votes. January 10 - Arthur Griffith is elected President of Dáil Éireann... 1922. The blue The design and description of flags typically uses specialized flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon). Flag illustrations generally depict flags flying from the observers point of view from left to right, the view known as the obverse; the other side is the reverse. Animals... canton and a star represents the state itself and the green and yellow bars represent Piauí's union with Brazil.


Other cities include:

  • Parnaíba
  • Oeiras is both a parish and a municipality in eastern Lisbon metropolitan area, in conurbation with Lisbon the village population is 34850 the urban area of the village and municipality has 165452. It has several industrial facilities, and commercial is also home of the SIC private portuguese tv station. Is... Oeiras

External Link

Brazilian embassy in London's Piauí page (http://www.brazil.org.uk/page.php?cid=298)



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