1 a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop.: 3340000 (1995 est.). Area: 56371 sq. km (21765 sq. miles)
2 (Also called)
Paraíba do Sul a river in SE Brazil, flowing southwest and then northeast to the Atlantic near Campos. Length: 1060 km (660 miles)
3 (Also called)
Paraíba do Norte a river in NE Brazil, in Paraíba state, flowing northeast and east to the Atlantic. Length: 386 km (240 miles)
4 the former name (until 1930) of →
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