Paulista is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Recife and is located north of the state capital, a distance of about 17 km. According to the IBGE occupies an area of 93.52 km². Its population according to IBGE in 2014 is 319,769 inhabitants.
In the year 1535 Paulista was a village with two parishes, Paratibe and Marazion, and was part of the then village of Olinda. In the mid-sixteenth century the land Paratibe were donated by Duarte Coelho Jerome's Albuquerque for services rendered to the colony.
Years later, Jerome de Albuquerque gave the land Paratibe Gonçalo Mendes Piglet, when to marry his daughter. Posteriormante with the death of Mendes Leitão, his heirs sold the property, dividing from this moment Paratibe de Cima and Paratibe Low.
In the year 1656 the frequesia of Marazion was acquired by John Fernandes Vieira and the end of this century, in the year 1689, the two frequesias, Paratibe and Marazion, were sold to the São Paulo pioneer, Manoel Alvares de Morais Navarro, known as "Paulista", giving rise to the current name of the city.
The following centuries were characterized by the growth both political and economical for the city. Paulista was the second district of Olinda by the year 1935, which became independent municipality and is currently formed by the districts of Paratibe, Arthur Lundgren I, Arthur Lundgren II, Jardim Paulista Low, Jardim Paulista Alto, Conception, Our Lady of Oh, Janga, Pau Yellow, Noble, Marazion I, II Marazion, Marazion Garden, Old Garden, Jaguarana, Alameda Paulista, Maria Farinha, Engenho Maranguape, Mirueira and Vila Galvao towers.