Recife is the capital of Pernambuco, one of the states in northeast Brazil, with more than 4 million people living in its metropolitan area. It's very well known for its beautiful scenery and beaches, very sought after by tourists. Although, as many large cities in Brazil, it has a huge social gap, with marginally poor people living in sub-humane conditions not far from downtown Recife, just out of sight of tourists. Currently there are 73 charted favelas (shanty towns) within Recife's metropolitan area.
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