Teresina is the capital and most populous city of the Brazilian state of Piauí . Is located in North Central Piauí 366 km from the coast , therefore , the only capital in the Northeast that is not located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the 20th largest city in Brazil , with 836,474 inhabitants, being the 15th largest state capital in Brazil , is today one of the fastest growing cities in Brazil .
You conurbada with the city of Timon Maranhão and together , crowding around 1 million inhabitants , and the entire metropolitan region of Teresina clusters around 1,182,970 inhabitants , forming the second most populous RIDE throughout Brazil , behind only Brasilia . The only natural barrier that separates Teresina from Timon is the Parnaíba River , one of the largest and longest river in the Northeast genuinely northeast, ie , rises and flows into northeastern territory.
Teresina is the third capital with better quality of life North - Northeast according to FIRJAN , and according to IPEA it is the third safest capital of Brazil ( second only to Natal / RN , and Palmas / TO) . The city has a high HDI ( Human Development Index ) , however, is still the eighth placed between the capitals of the Northeast , ahead only of Maceio . Teresina is also the third most happening city where sequences of electrical discharges in the world. For this reason , the region receives the curious name of " Chapada do Corisco " . Their motto is the phrase " Omnia in Charitate " , which means , in Portuguese , " All for charity." The city is the birthplace of Torquato Neto , poet tropicalism , and Carlos Castelo Branco , a political columnist for the Jornal do Brazil .
Historically , Teresina developed through the Parnaíba River , through IWT. Teresina is known as Green City , codename given by the writer from Maranhão Neto Coelho , by virtue of having streets and avenues of trees interspersed . It is a municipality under rampant growth and currently has an area of 1,673 km ² and a population of almost 1 million inhabitants . It is one of the most prosperous cities in Brazil , highlighting currently in service , extensive trade , advanced education system , cultural and sporting events , conferences , textile industry , with a speedy labor justice and a large , complex and modern center industry doctor that attracts patients from several states .
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