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Caruaru

Administration
Full nameCaruaru
Official nameThe Municipality of Caruaru
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StatePernambuco
Government
MayorJosé Queiroz (PDT)
Geography
Total Area355.4 sq mi (920.61 km2)
Elevation1788 ft (545 m)
Demography
Total Population314951 (est. IBGE2009)
Density (pop.)324.2/km2 (839.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-4 (UTC-4)
- Summer (DST)UTC-4 (UTC-4)
HDI (2000)0.713 medium

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Caruaru is a city in Pernambuco, Brazil. Caruaru, Petrolina and cities in the Recife metropolitan area are the biggest and most important cities in Pernambuco. As of 2010, Caruaru had a population of 314,951, ranking first outside the metro area and fifth in all state. The city is famous, among other things for Mestre Vitalino's clay mini-sculptures inserted in Alto do Moura (Moura highhill) recognized by UNESCO as the largest center for figurative arts in the Americas; to have one of the biggest textile sector of the interior of Brazil; and to have one of the biggest Saint John's festivals ( Sao João) together with Recife and Campina Grande of Brazil.

The city is served by Oscar Laranjeira Airport.


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