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Jaboatão dos Guararapes

Jaboatao dos Guararapes
Administration
Full nameJaboatão dos Guararapes
Official nameThe Municipality of Jaboatão dos Guararapes
Settlement typeMunicipality
Motto"For Nation's Unity"
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StatePernambuco
Government
MayorElias Gomes (PSDB)
Geography
Total Area98.8 sq mi (256.08 km2)
Elevation33 ft (10.1 m)
Demography
Total Population687688 (est. IBGE2009)
Density (pop.)2685/km2 (6954.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-4 (UTC-4)
- Summer (DST)UTC-4 (UTC-4)
Postal Code54000-000
Area code+55 81

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Jaboatão dos Guararapes (-ptʒabwaˈtɐ̃w duz ɡwaɾaˈɾapis) is a city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is a part of the Recife metro area. The population was 687,688 according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 2009, making it the second most-populous city in the state of Pernambuco and the 26th in Brazil, ahead of major Brazilian state capitals such as Cuiabá and Aracaju. The city is a very important industrial center, hosting companies like Unilever and Coca-Cola. It is bordered by Recife in the North, Cabo de Santo Agostinho on the south, and Mangue forests to the west in Moreno.


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