Whereas elegant Rio de Janeiro and cosmopolitan may be the best-known places in , the Northeast, or Nordeste is one of the liveliest - a land of sunny beaches, colonial towns, vibrating street parties, music and friendly people.

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is a major city on 's northeast coast, and the capital of state.

, the capital of , is one of the largest and most important cities on the northeastern coast of .

is the capital of the state of , .


is a state in the Northeast region of .

is a state in 's Northeast region. When the Portuguese first arrived in Brazil they landed on the soil today known as .

is a state in Northeast . Traditionally one of the poorest in the country, certain regions have developed almost beyond recognition over the last 20 years, mostly from tourism and light manufacturing.

is a state in northeastern . is second only to in terms of Afro-Brazilian culture, although it has an air of the mixed in.

is a state in Northeast is widely famed for its sand dunes and sunny beaches.

is a state in Northeast . It has the shortest coastline of any northeastern state.

Paraiba is a state in Northeast

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