Pernambuco

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State of Pernambuco
State
Flag of State of Pernambuco
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Pernambuco
Coat of arms
Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
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(s) 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
Website pe.gov.br

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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