Rio Grande do Norte (RN)
Nísia Floresta (formerly Papari) is a municipality located in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte. Is located in the northeast of Brazil, in the mesoregion Pole Potiguar and Costa East of the dunes. According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of geography and statistics), in the year 2005 its population was estimated at 22239 inhabitants. Territorial area of 306 km2.
The main economic activity of Rio Grande do Norte is tourism, followed by the extraction of petroleum (the second largest producer in the country), agriculture, fruit growing and extraction of minerals, including considerable production of seasalt, among other economic activities.
The state is famous for having many popular attractions such as the Maior cajueiro do mundo (world's largest cashew tree), the dunes and the dromedaries of Genipabu, the famous beaches of Ponta Negra, Maracajaú and Pipa's paradise, the Carnatal the largest off-season carnival in Brazil, the Forte dos Reis Magosis a sixteenth-century fortress, the hills and mountains of Martins, the Dunas Park the second largest urban park in the country, and several other attractions. Rio Grande do Norte is also one of three Brazilian states that together produce the world's entire supply of carnauba wax.
Rio Grande do Norte is dominated by its coastline. The state is famed for its beaches and sand dunes, and the air is, according to NASA, the second-cleanest in the world after Antarctica.