Natal is the capital and biggest city of the state Rio Grande do Norte, situated in northeastern Brazil. As per IBGE's July 2014 report, the city had an aggregate populace of 862,044, while Greater Natal had 1,485,505 inhabitants. The usage of the Via Costeira Coastal Highway, 10 km 6.2 miles in length road along the shore and the rises, was the genuine beginning stage for the start of visitor action in the State in the 1980s. The principle inns are focused along Via Costeira. Natal has a few vacation spots and is acclaimed for its normal magnificence, for example, the crystalline waters of Maracajaú and the biggest cashew tree on the planet, for its chronicled landmarks and structures e.g. Strong point dos Reis Magos, the Alberto Maranhão Theater and Newton Naro Bridge, for its shorelines, for example, Ponta Negra, Pipa and Genipabu and furthermore for its off-season jubilee, the Carnatal. The city additionally brags the second biggest urban stop in Brazil, the Natal Dunes State Park. It is the nearest state capital of Brazil to Africa and Europe. The Greater Natal International Airport interfaces Natal with numerous Brazilian urban areas and furthermore works some global flights. The city was one of the host urban communities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.