By Amelia Meyer
Paraíba is a coastal state, one of the most densely populated in Brazil, South America. Named after the river of the same name, Paraíba is a popular tourist destination as well as an important epicentre for industry. It is acclaimed for its beautiful beaches, pleasant climate and cultural and geographical diversity. Paraíba occupies a total area of 56 584.6 square kilometres or 21 847.4 square miles and is home to approximately 3.9 million people. João Pessoa is its capital city and the home of many of its most popular attractions and activities..