Geography

Pernambuco


It is located in the center-east of the Northeast region, with Paraíba and Ceará in the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Alagoas and Bahia in the south and Piauí in the west.

Despite being one of the smallest Brazilian states, Pernambuco is one of the largest tourist centers in the country. The economy also includes industry, agriculture, livestock and livestock, although Pernambuco is no longer an agricultural state to become a major service center, with emphasis on trade and tourism.

Pernambuco has several landscapes, such as mountains, plateaus, swamps, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil on its coast. The state presents predominantly high temperatures, although the climate is quite diverse due to the interference of the relief and the air masses.

The true origin of the name Pernambuco is unknown. However, the most accepted version is that the name comes from the tupi Paranã-Puca, which means "where the sea breaks", since most of the state's coastline is protected by coral reef walls.

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Heart of Brazil, in your bosom… +
capital
Recife
Total area
98,311,616 km²
Initials
PE
Region
Northeast
Population
9 496 294 hab