Recife Geography

Recife Geography
The city, which is only two meters above the sea level (some parts are below the sea level), is distributed across rivers, canals and islands. Due to the prevalence of waterways in its geography, Recife is known as the Brazilian Venice.

Recife is geographically located on the Atlantic coast where the rivers Capibaribe, Beberibe and Jordão unite and flow into the ocean. Most of the city is about two metres above sea level, excluding some parts. Its islands, mangroves, beaches and the coral reefs are its main attractions, as well as a vital part of its geography.

Geographical Coordinates: 8°3′S 34°54′W