Pernambuco

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State of Pernambuco
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Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°14′S 37°49′W / 8.24°S 37.81°W / -8.24; -37.81Coordinates: 8°14′S 37°49′W / 8.24°S 37.81°W / -8.24; -37.81
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City Recife
Government
 • Governor Eduardo Campos
 • Vice Governor João Lyra Neto
Area
 • Total 98,311.616 km2 (37,958.327 sq mi)
Area rank 19th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 8,931,028
 • Rank 7th
 • Density 90.844077/km2 (235.285079/sq mi)
 • Density rank 6th
Demonym Pernambucano
GDP
 • Year 2007 estimate
 • Total R$ 32.255.687 (10th)
 • Per capita R$ 4.337 (21st)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.718 – Low (23rd)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 50000-000 to 56990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-PE

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.

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