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Pernambuco

federated state of Brazil

Pernambuco is a state of Brazil. The capital city of the state is Recife. About 8 million people live in Pernambuco with 1.5 million of those living in Recife. The economy is largely based on agriculture, its main exports are sugar cane and manioc. It has a mainly tropical climate.

State of Pernambuco
Flag of State of Pernambuco
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Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityRecife
Government
 • GovernorPaulo Câmara
 • Vice GovernorLuciana Santos
 • SenatorsFernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB)
Humberto Costa (PT)
Jarbas Vasconcelos (MDB)
Area
 • Total98,311.616 km2 (37,958.327 sq mi)
Area rank19th
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total8,931,028
 • Rank7th
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Density rank6th
Demonym(s)Pernambucano
GDP
 • Year2007 estimate
 • TotalR$ 32.255.687 (10th)
 • Per capitaR$ 4.337 (21st)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.718 – Low (23rd)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
50000-000 to 56990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-PE
Websitepe.gov.br

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