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Teresina
Municipality
Municipality of Teresina
From the top: Estaiada Mirante bridge, Teresina at night, Railway station complex, Cathedral of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 4th Theater and tourist signboard
From the top: Estaiada Mirante bridge, Teresina at night, Railway station complex, Cathedral of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 4th Theater and tourist signboard
Flag of Teresina
Official seal of Teresina
Nickname(s): 
Capital do Sol e da Luz (Capital of Sun and Light), Cidade Verde (Green City), Mesopotâmia Brasileira (Brazilian Mesopotamia) and THE.
Motto: 
Omnia in Charitate
Location of Teresina in the State of Piauí
Location of Teresina in the State of Piauí
Teresina is located in Brazil
Teresina
Teresina
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°05′42″S 42°48′15″W / 5.0949°S 42.8042°W / -5.0949; -42.8042
CountryTeresina Brazil
RegionNortheast
StateTeresina Piauí
FoundedAugust 16, 1852
Government
 • MayorFirmino Filho (PSDB)
Area
 • Municipality1,167.25 km2 (450.68 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,755 km2 (677 sq mi)
Elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Population
 (2021 [1])
 • Municipality871,126
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
953,172
 • Metro
1,226,578
Demonymteresinense (teresenian)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
Postal code
64000-001 to 64099-999
Area code+55 86
HDI (2010)0.751 – high[2]
Websitewww.teresina.pi.gov.br

Teresina is the capital and most populous municipality in the Brazilian state of Piauí. Being located in north-central Piauí 366 km from the coast, it is the only capital in the Brazilian Northeast that is not located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With 871,126 inhabitants, Teresina is the 21st largest city in Brazil, and the 15th largest state capital in the country. Together with Timon in the nearby state of Maranhão, it forms a conurbation with a population of about 978,734 inhabitants; the entire metropolitan region of Teresina has over 1,226,509 inhabitants. The only natural barrier that separates Teresina from Timon is the Parnaíba river, one of the largest in the Northeast.

Teresina is the capital with the first best quality of life in the North-Northeast according to FIRJAN[3] and the 4th in Brazil. It is among the 50 cities in the world with the highest murder rates, with 315 homicides in 2017.[4]

Its motto is the Latin phrase Omnia in Charitatis, which means, in English, "All for charity". The city is the birthplace of, among others, Torquato Neto, who belonged to the Tropicalismo movement.

Its cathedral, Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora das Dores, dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, is the archiepiscopal see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Teresina.

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ FIRJAN, Sistema. "Índice FIRJAN de Desenvolvimento Municipal – IFDM" (PDF). Sistema FIRJAN. FIRJAN. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. ^ "State of Piauí (Center on Crime and Statistical Analysis) Annual Report on Crime" (PDF). January 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-03-13.

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