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Flag of State of Pernambuco
Coat of arms of State of Pernambuco
Coat of arms
Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
Location of State of Pernambuco in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityRecife
 • GovernorPaulo Câmara
 • Vice GovernorLuciana Santos
 • SenatorsFernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB)
Humberto Costa (PT)
Jarbas Vasconcelos (MDB)
 • Total98,311.616 km2 (37,958.327 sq mi)
Area rank19th
 • Total8,931,028
 • Rank7th
 • Density90.844077/km2 (235.285079/sq mi)
 • Density rank6th
 • Year2007 estimate
 • TotalR$ 32.255.687 (10th)
 • Per capitaR$ 4.337 (21st)
 • 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

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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