Joo Pessoa is the capital city of the state of Paraba, was founded in 1585 and sometimes called the city where the sun rises first, is a Brazilian city and the easternmost city in the Americas at 3447'38'W, 79'28'S. Local residents call its easternmost point Ponta do Seixas. It is also considered 'the second greenest city in the world'. The city has more than 7 square kilometres (2.7 sq mi) of forested land, second only to Paris, France. It gained this distinction in 1992, after a survey of urban centres in various countries carried out by the United Nations (source: Embassy of Brazil in the UK). The city is characterized by the juxtaposition of tropical beaches, modern architecture and historic buildings from colonial periods.
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