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João Pessoa

(zhwouN pəsô`ə), city (1991 pop. 497,600), capital of Paraíba state, NE Brazil, at the confluence of the Sanhauá and Paraíba do Norte rivers. Cotton, sugar, and minerals are exported through its port, Cabedelo. Industries in the city produce chemicals, plastics, metals, and electrical goods. The city was established in the late 16th cent. and named (1585) Filipea, in honor of Philip II of Spain and Portugal. During the brief Dutch occupation (17th cent.) it was called Frederickstadt, and, after its reconquest by the Portuguese, Paraíba. Its present name was acquired in 1930, in honor of the state governor who was assassinated in Recife during the VargasVargas, Getúlio Dornelles
, 1883–1954, Brazilian statesman, twice president (1930–45, 1951–54). The popular governor of Rio Grande do Sul (1928–30), he ran for the presidency in 1930, was defeated, charged fraud, and led a successful revolt.
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 revolution. João Pessoa is the site of a state university. The city's Franciscan convent and church are excellent examples of colonial architecture. Nearby are several resort areas.

Joāo Pessoa


a city in northeastern Brazil, on the right bank of the Paraiba River; administrative center of the state of Paraiba. Population, 221,500 (1970). It has a railroad station and is a highway junction. Joao Pessoa, a trade center, is industrialized and has textile and food industries, as well as a large cement plant. The city was founded in 1585.

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60 revisitar hotel la (proxima) vez que precise hospedaje en Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, o para conseguir Informacion de la ciudad.
Desse modo, o locutor coloca em cena dois pontos de vista, o primeiro com caracteristicas proprias de um ser humano, e o segundo caracterizando Joao Pessoa, que e uma cidade, com atributos de um ser humano, nascendo e tendo um destino.
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c) DDS; (d) PhD, Department of Clinical and Social Dentistry--School of Dentistry, Federal University of Parafba, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brazil.
2003), a traves de analisis factorial exploratorio en una muestra de la poblacion general de Joao Pessoa, identificaron tres factores: depresion (cinco items; [alfa]=0.
The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of traumatic injuries to primary anterior teeth in pre-school children from the city of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
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The Cipatex do Nordeste manufacturing facility located in northern Brazil near Joao Pessoa in Paraiba state is utilized for much of the company's export market.
Jose Comblin ha residido mucho tiempo en el nordeste del Brasil, primero en el equipo de Dom Helder Camara, obispo de Recife, y ahora en la vecina arquidiocesis de Joao Pessoa, Estado de Parada, donde animo durante quince anos un Seminario campesino.
Jennifer will take her volunteerism to new heights this summer when she travels to Joao Pessoa, Brazil, on an outreach mission to minister to prostitutes, street kids and youths in prisons and orphanages.
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