seaport in NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state: pop. 1,298,000
See Recife in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of northeast Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Natal. First settled in 1535, it was occupied by the Dutch from 1630 to 1654. It is the chief urban center of northeast Brazil and an important transportation hub. Population: 1,500,000.