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About Natal

774,230 in city
1,294,899 in metro
170 km² (66 mi²)
30 m
The northeastern tip of South America, Cabo São Roque, 20 miles (32 km) to the north of Natal and the closest point to Europe and Africa from Latin America, was first visited by European navigators in 1501, in the 1501-1502 Portuguese expedition led by Amerigo Vespucci, who named the spot after the saint of the day. The implementation of the Coastal Highway, a 8 km (4.9 mi) long avenue along the shore, was the true starting point for the beginning of tourist activity in the State in the 1980s. That is where the main hotels and restaurants of the capital city, Natal, are concentrated. Improvements in tourist infrastructure and conservation of the natural heritage are some of the actions given priority ever since by the state government. One of the highlights was the creation of the Dune State Park, which aims to preserve the chain of sand dunes that surround the city. And thus, Natal with its dozens of sandy, white beaches, such as Ponta Negra and its famous Morro do Careca, Tabatinga - the cliff of dolphins, Pirangi, Redinha, and Genipabu with its famous fixed sand dunes and imported dromedaries, tourism is the most important industry of Natal. The city is divided by Potengi River and the new bridge also known as Ponte de Todos joins at Downtown with North area. There are new buildings concentrate on the Ponta Negra area like the Residencial Corais de Ponta Negra and Petrópolis area being the highest of them the Mirante João Olímpio Filho.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
386 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Residencial Mirante João Olímpio Filho 454 ft 2009
2 Estrela do Atlântico Bloco B 433 ft 2009
3 Estrela do Atlântico Bloco A 433 ft 2009
4 Issa Hazbun 377 ft 2015
5 Unique Résidence 367 ft 2010

Building types

No. Type
356 high-rise building
22 low-rise building
6 skyscraper
1 stadium
1 bridge