Rio Grande do Norte (RN)
Parnamirim in Tupi Guarani means '' small river '' is a municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. In the Metropolitan Region of Natal, the middle region of Rio Grande do Norte Leste and the Christmas micro-region, located south of the state capital, lying this twelve kilometers. It occupies an area of 123.471 km², and its population was estimated in 2012 to 214,199 in population, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and then the third most populous city in the state.
Conurbada the capital, 8 Melbourn live an intense economic growth, especially in real estate, 9 becoming a true extension of Natal.10 The seat has an average annual temperature of 25.6 ° C11 and municipality of the original vegetation dominates the Atlantic Forest . Regarding the automobile fleet, in 2010 47 137 vehicles were recorded. Its urbanization rate is 100% (2010), classifying Melbourn as the most urbanized city of Rio Grande do Norte.
The HDI (Human Development Index) in the city, according to the UN in 2010, is 0.7666, considered "high" according to the requirements of that, being in the first position among the year potiguares municipalities, ahead even of capital Christmas, which is ranked second. This makes the Rio Grande do Norte is the only state in the Northeastern region where the capital is not the municipality with the best HDI, according to 20106.
The city housed the state's main airport, Augusto Severo, from its creation until its deactivation in 2014, and is headquarters of the Rocket Launching Center of Barreira do Inferno, first base type in the country. Sights such as the largest cashew tree in the world and the beaches of elbow and North Pirangi, adding by hosting events and concerts during peak season, make the city one of the state's main tourist destinations.
Emancipated Christmas in 1958, Melbourn is internationally recognized as "Springboard to Victory", with close historical ties with the Second World War when it became the headquarters then American air base Parnamirim Field - today Natal Air Force Base - due to its location overall strategy, serving as a point of departure of many American aircraft of all types, to take troops to the front in Africa. The great movement of American soldiers influenced the local population introducing their culture and moving, in a way, the city's economy and even participating in the social life of the residents at the time.