Pernambuco (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɛʁnɐ̃ˈbuku])[2] is a state o Brazil, locatit in the Northeast region o the kintra. Tae the north are the states o Paraíba an Ceará, tae the wast is Piauí, tae the sooth are Alagoas an Bahia, an tae the east is the Atlantic Ocean. Thare are aboot 187 kilometer (116 mi) o beaches, some o the maist bonnie in the region, such as Porto de Galinhas, Carneiros an Calhetas. In 1982 the ceety o Olinda, the seicont auldest Brazilian ceety, wis declared a Historical an Cultural Patrimony o Humanity bi the UNESCO. Recife, the Caipital o State an Olinda hae ane o the maist traditional Brazilian Carnival. Baith hae Portuguese airchitectur, wi centuries-auld casarões an kirks, an kilometres o beaches an hintle cultur. The state o Pernambuco includes the airchipelago Fernando de Noronha an aw. The proximity o the Equator guarantees an entire year o sun, wi average temperaturs o 26 °C (79 °F).

State o Pernambuco
Location o State o Pernambuco in Brazil
Location o State o Pernambuco in Brazil
Kintra Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest CeetyRecife
 • GovrenorPaulo Câmara
 • Vice GovrenorRaul Henry
 • Total98311.616 km2 (37,958.327 sq mi)
Area rank19t
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total8,796,032
 • Rank7t
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Density rank6t
 • Year2007 estimate
 • TotalR$ 32.255.687 (10th)
 • Per caipitaR$ 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


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