Pitimbu is a municipality located in the metropolitan area of João Pessoa, Paraíba State. Its population in 2012 was estimated by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) in 17,492 inhabitants, distributed in 3 136 km² area, For before being inhabited by Indians and potiguaras tabajaras the name of the region where today is the city of Pitimbu comes from indigenous language, and means "Eye D'Água smoke."
Pitimbu resulted from a indígena. But village who also had a great contribution of the captaincy of Itamaraca. Pero Lopes de Sousa Francisco put Braga ahead of the captaincy, which occupied the island of Conception and founded the village Marial or Our Lady of Conception in 1534.
However, the continent lived the Indians potiguaras imposing much resistance to the colonizers and also French dealers stick-brasil. The Indians and the French were allies, since maintained a mercantilist relationship, while the Portuguese represented the threat of slavery. Were frequent attacks on Portuguese inhabitants of the region and the captaincy of Olinda, Duarte Coelho.
The Pitimbu Cove was formerly known as Port of French to have berths for more than 12 ships and respectively anchored around 1480, has 6 or 10 fathoms getting the ships of Brazil wood traders in the past, mainly French and other vessels in a real natural harbor, away from the angry waves of the open sea. Our History results only in a very important call when the captaincy of Itamaracá emerged and before that was only the French who explored these lands.