The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte is situated in the northeast part of Brazil, having the northeasternmost tip of South America within its territory. It has borders with the states of Ceará (west) and Paraíba (south), and a long Atlantic Ocean coastline to the north and east. This state is a tourist destination, mainly for the long impressive beaches. Other compelling features are the sand dunes, the rich rainforests of the interior and the Rocas Atoll, the only atoll in the South Atlantic Ocean. The state capital, Natal, is a very beautiful city with stunning beaches such as Ponta Negra and many attractions such as Natal Dunes State Park, which protects Atlantic Forest and dunes.
Population: estimate 3.507 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Mossoró, Parnamirim, São Gonçalo do Amarante, Caicó
Main attractions: beaches such as Pipa Beach, Pirangi Cashew, Park of the Dunes, Arena of the Dunes, Parrachos de Maracajaú, Bay of Dolphins, Chapadão panoramic view, Forte dos Reis Magos, Newton Navarro Bridge, Lajedo da Soledade, Natal Aquarium, Alberto Maranhão Theatre
Major Airports: Rio Grande do Norte/São Gonçalo do Amarante–Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport (NAT)
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