Teresina - PI
- Population: 866.300 of people
- GDP per capita: R$ 24.858,31
- Human Development Index (IDHM): 0,751
- Source: IBGE
Teresina is a Brazilian municipality and the capital of the state of Piauí, located in the northeast region of the country. Anyone born in the state of Piauí is a piauiense. Anyone born in the city of Teresina is a Teresinense. Teresina is an economic reference in Piauí, and has deep historical roots. Founded in 1852, it is the only capital city in the Northeast not located on the coast. The city stands out in the commercial and services sectors, playing a vital role in the history and development of the Brazilian Northeast. Teresina will host G20 technical meetings in Brazil in 2024.
Teresina has a territorial area of 1,391.293 km². The capital of Piauí has its roots intertwined with the history of Brazil. Founded in 1852, it was born as a point of convergence between the riverbanks of the Poti and Parnaíba, and was conceived as a planned city, something innovative for the time. This strategic location led to its development as an essential urban center for the state.
The city plays a very important economic role in the regional context. As a commercial and services hub, Teresina leads the development of Piauí, boosting sectors such as agriculture, commerce and services, and standing out as a strategic point in the integration of the Brazilian Northeast.
Teresina is a cultural melting pot, where northeastern traditions blend with the rich local heritage. Festivals celebrate regional music, dance and cuisine, while Piauían craftwork, permeated by indigenous influences, enriches the city's cultural scene.
Teresina's development is visible in its modern architecture and constantly evolving infrastructure. Residential neighborhoods, urban parks and busy avenues coexist harmoniously. The Encontro dos Rios Environmental Park, where the Poti and Parnaíba meet, is a remarkable tourist spot that attracts visitors in search of authentic experiences.
The indigenous presence is an essential part of Teresina's identity. The influence is present in the local culture, especially in the gastronomy, with dishes using typical indigenous ingredients.
Its history, economy, cultural diversity and indigenous influence converge, and Teresina continues to play a vital role as a catalyst for progress and guardian of the traditions that make it unique.
Teresina Airport - Senador Petrônio Portella is about 10 minutes from the city center, the capital of Piauí. It is a strategic link for the regional economy, facilitating connections and cargo transportation, boosting sectors such as tourism and trade, and strengthening Piauí's integration on the national and international scenario.