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Capital: Recife
Area: 98,937 km2
Important cities: Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Olinda, Caruaru, Paulista, Petrolina, Cabo, Vitória de Santo Antão
Economy: agriculture, industry (sugar, alcohool), tourism, medical services
Climate in Recife, Pernambuco
Important newspapers: Jornal do Comercio ; Diário de Pernambuco

In 1534, Duarte Coelho, to whom the Portuguese king donated the capitany of Pernambuco, founded the cities of Recife and Olinda, which would have ever since an important role in the Brazilian History.
Duarte Coelho started the plantation of sugar cane and the production of white sugar, much popular in Europe; the cane was the anchor of the Brazilian economy for several decades.
Between 1630 and 1654, the region was controlled by the Dutch, who promoted several changes in the city, which have traces until today.
The decadence of the sugar and the impact of slavery abolition caused Pernambuco to participate of the several secessionist rebelions which occurred in the region.
Pernambuco and Recife were an important regional center; other states north of Pernambuco had in Recife a commercial post.

Latest News Recent information about the state of Pernambuco

Physical Geography Zona da Mata, Agreste and Sertão.

History The Dutch Invasion.

Travel to Pernambuco Culture and Travel information about the State of Pernambuco: Recife, Olinda, Porto de Galinhas, etc.

Economy and Infrastructure

More info and photos of Pernambuco Links to other sites about Pernambuco

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