In the state of Pemambuco in the centre of Brazil’s eastern coast, Olinda is a historic town started in the early 1500s. The city is between the town of Paulista to its north and the city of Recife to its south.
Maps of Olinda, Brazil
Maps of the town of Olinda show that it has green parks, motorways and suburbs as well as an old town area. The town is hilly. Those visiting this historic coastal resort town should take a regional map with them and a map of Olinda as well so they can consult it as desired.
Geographical Features of Olinda’s Landscape
Atlantic Ocean – Olinda faces the Atlantic, the second largest of the globe’s oceans. In some places along the coast, the ocean surf has excellent waves for surfing and parasailing.
Beaches – The sandy stretch of beaches along Olinda’s shores are lovely. More sandy beaches are found up and down along the coast from Olinda to other towns and cities like Recife.
Forests and Vegetation – The tropical vegetation and forested areas near Olinda include mangroves along the shoreline, grassland savannahs and dry forests of shrubs and trees of medium height.
Hills – Olinda is not flat. The hills descend on the coast from the inland plateau region. These hills gradually drop to the town’s average of 15 metres above sea level.
Rivers – Small rivers meander through town to the ocean. These coastal streams flow from the higher hills and forested region west from Olinda.